The Coming Abortion Backlash

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"The Coming Abortion Backlash"

Dave Weigel foresees a backlash looming against a lot of newly elected anti-abortion House Republicans, a group that “include[s] lots of people who took over suburban districts that had been trending more liberal.”

It sounds plausible to me. Anti-abortion activists quietly cemented their control over even northeastern outposts of the GOP back during the 2000s, as witnessed by Chris Christie’s pre-primary abortion flip-flop. Clearly, though, the surge in GOP vote in 2010 relative to 2008 and 2006 wasn’t actually driven by a shift in the ground on abortion.

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