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Re: The GOP’s Abortion Problem

That’s an excellent point, Michael, and it gets to the heart of the politics of the abortion debate. Most voters are willing to support a pro-choicer or a pro-lifer, but most voters don’t want their leaders to seem obsessed with the issue. Those preferences work in favor of the status quo on abortion policy.

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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