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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Where to Now for the Anti-Choice Movement?

Wall St. Journal: Abortion Foes' Dilemma: Confront or Cooperate?, by Stephanie Simon:

After making significant gains during the Bush administration, the anti-abortion movement was dealt sharp setbacks in last week's election with the defeat of three state ballot measures restricting abortion.

Now, strategists are debating whether the way forward should be based on confrontation or cooperation with the incoming Democratic administration....

President-elect Barack Obama and other Democrats have promised to work to make abortion rare, so long as it remains legal. "Maybe it's time to take them up on the offer" instead of "bashing our heads over and over again against the same wall," writes Paul Strand, a blogger for the Christian Broadcasting Network.

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Gannett had an interesting analysis of the outcome of anti-choice ballot initiatives and the implications for anti-choice efforts in general:

Ballot losses stun abortion foes
By FAITH BREMNER • Gannett News Service • November 7, 2008
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20081107/NEWS01/811070361/1006/news01

WASHINGTON — Divisions between two camps of the anti-abortion movement may have helped doom ballot measures to ban abortion in South Dakota and Colorado and stymied plans to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in the voting booth.

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Posted by: southern students for choice | Nov 12, 2008 7:34:14 PM

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