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Reid On Life

Harry Reid earned a 55-percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee. That doesn’t make him the Democrat’s most pro-life senator–John Breaux and Ben Nelson earned especially high marks from the NRLC–but it does make him much more pro-life than most of his Democratic colleagues. Specter’s NRLC rating, by the way, is 64 percent. In the 105th, 106th, and 107th Congresses, Reid actually earned a higher pro-life rating than Specter. Imagine that: the Democrats’ minority leader is more consistently pro-life than the Republican who is next in line to chair the Judiciary Committee.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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