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Stupak and the Back Alley

I keep reading on left-wing sites that Stupak will send women “back to the back alley.” Apparently Rep. Louise Slaughter made this claim during the floor debate. Is there any evidence that the ban on federal Medicaid funding for abortion has had any such effect over the past three decades?

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

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