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Pro-Lifers and O’Rourke

I know little and care less about Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa’s career, the subject of two references in the op-ed Alexandra DeSanctis critiques today. I do know something that the op-ed ignores in claiming that there is a pro-life case for voting for Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke: He has co-sponsored legislation to overturn the Hyde amendment, the four-decade-old prohibition on federal Medicaid funding of elective abortions. Go ahead and make the pro-life case for direct federal funding of abortion; you’ll certainly get points for contrarianism.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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