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Friday, January 22, 2010

Why were anti-abortion group quiet about Scott Brown?

Because they had a different objective:
Apart from the parental notification requirements, Brown sounds a lot like Obama (at least the iteration of his position toward the end of the 2008 campaign and into his administration). But for a Republican, that "people of good will on both sides of the issue" talk is hardly going to make the pro-life movement swoon. Yet Brown's campaign pledge to vote against abortion funding in health care reform (and, of course, his opposition to reform generally) led the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony list to proclaim this morning that his victory was a "WIN for women." Not because he meets the organization's stringent anti-abortion requirements for its full support (think Sarah Palin) but because he serves the movement's goal in the short term: kill health care reform.

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