Thursday, December 29, 2011
GOP Candidates Increase the Anti-Choice Rhetoric Before Iowa Caucus
Huffington Post: On Abortion, GOP Candidates Go To Extremes To Win Iowa, by Laura Bassett:
In the competition for the toughest anti-abortion stance in Iowa, GOP candidates this week have adopted more extreme positions on abortion than they have previously ever held. But their shift toward extremity for the sake of Iowa's evangelical base could come back to haunt the eventual nominee in the general election.
Over the past month, conservative Christian and anti-abortion groups have put the Republican presidential candidates under great scrutiny and pressure to define exactly where they stand on reproductive rights. The Christian group Concerned Women for America warned in a statement last week that the candidates would be "wise to focus on their values" if they want to win in Iowa and released a video rallying evangelical women voters. . . .