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The Party of Abortion

Sep 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 01 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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But what’s good for the GOP will not be good for the fight against abortion in the long term. Moving away from America as a land of abortion-on-demand requires national consensus, which can only be built through moral persuasion. Moral persuasion is possible in an ideological contest. Yet once the debate over abortion passes from the ideological to the partisan, persuasion becomes more difficult. Still, the only alternative now is for the pro-life party to win, and then successfully to advance a pro-life agenda. Otherwise the Democrats will remain, it appears, a party of pro-abortion extremism.

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