Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Anti-Abortion Leaders Size Up G.O.P. Candidates
Robin Toner reports in the July 30, 2007 New York Times:
After 30 years of political organizing within the Republican Party, the anti-abortion movement has won a series of victories in legislatures and courts and stands tantalizingly close to winning even more. But these are anxious days for the movement.
Six months before the Iowa caucuses, abortion opponents are trying to adjust to a strikingly different political landscape. For the first time in a generation, they face in Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, a front-runner for the Republican nomination who supports abortion rights.
You can read the full analysis at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/30/us/politics/30abortion.html?_r=1&oref=slogin, suggesting that moderate voices may be posing challenges to the party's staunch anti-abortion base. JG