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Old 2011-02-01, 16:51   Link #11766
SeijiSensei
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hokkaido
Age: 69
The Republican position on abortion is pretty far removed from that of the general public. Though I can't seem to find figures on the "rape and incest" exclusion more recent than 2003 or so, about three out of four American adults support the right to abortion in those circumstances.

Overall anti-abortion attitudes have increased slightly in the past couple of years, but still only about one in five Americans would agree with the standard Gallup option of abortion being "illegal in all circumstances."

That's why I wrote earlier that this effort is nothing but a sop to the most extreme elements in the Republican party. Of course, the voters with the more extreme attitudes are the ones most likely to vote for and donate to Republican candidates.

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