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Gop=Advantage Kerry

The Republican Majority for Choice is running ads arguing that 73 percent of Republicans are pro-abortion. They plan to run it in the likes of New York, Conn. & Penn. PENNSYLVANIA? I haven’t seen the ad but, my gut is that helps Kerry. He’s arguing he’s really pro-life in his heart and on what matters most (flu shots) and they’re arguing that the GOP is’t against abortion anyway. Thanks, “Republicans.”

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