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  •  They still have the abortion and birth control (8+ / 0-)

    issues.
       I'm not saying these are winning issues, they're not, but it's what they believe, and they're standing by it.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:48:06 AM PDT

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    •  Abortion and birth control (6+ / 0-)
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      TomP, cocinero, a2nite, Egalitare, Matt Z, Janet 707

      Just carrots they hold to placate their proletariat base. If they fought half as hard to stop abortion as they have to stop Obamacare they would have probably succeeded by now.  

      one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK

      by Klick2con10ue on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:57:12 AM PDT

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      •  It's not possible to stop abortion. (1+ / 0-)
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        They can make it illegal - maybe - but not anytime soon.  The first woman who died in a botched, back-alley abortion would assure the complete and total destruction of the the entire Republican party.  
        Be careful what you wish for, boys.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 10:14:36 AM PDT

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        •  SueDe, I agree with your first two sentences, but (2+ / 0-)
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          the first woman who died....would be held up as example--"See, we told you it wasn't safe!"

          It would be the same as when they throw a monkey wrench in the legislative process-- "See, we told you government was the problem!"

          The right of the women of this State to be secure in their persons against unreasonable searches shall not be violated by the State legislature.

          by Mayfly on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 10:32:39 AM PDT

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        •  Of course (0+ / 0-)

          you can't "stop" it. But history tells us that many "botched, back alley abortions" occurred before a law was passed to legalize abortions. The republicans didn't care then and neither did the anti-abortionist and they don't care now. A great many people were not happy then and they are not happy now with legal abortions and they vote republican. My point was, only, that the Repubs have had the power over the years to do more than they have done to reform and limit access to abortion. They have let their constituency down but as long as they maintain the illusion( and I emphasize illusion) that they are the party of high morals they will pander to the anti abortionist to get their vote and use it to maintain the power they have.

          one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK

          by Klick2con10ue on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:28:31 AM PDT

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