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The House's Abortion Game Changer

I couldn't get very excited about the late-term abortion ban in the House because it's a show vote that has no chance of becoming law. But some smart people think it's a big deal. I'm willing to be a glass half full guy. Their argument is that this vote essentially puts Dems on the defensive because they'll have to defend late-term abortion showing themselves to be the true extremists. Maybe. But I don't see the GOP pushing this issue. Maybe I'm wrong. Hope so. Don't think so though.

In early evening on June 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228 to 196 for a nationwide ban on abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Though there is little chance the legislation will be approved or even voted on in the Democratic Senate, and none that it will be signed into law by President Obama, the June 18 vote has the potential to trigger the most dramatic shift in the abortion debate since the first election of a proabortion president back in 1992. In stark contrast to the recent liberal theme of attack on the “extreme” pro-life willingness to protect pregnancies caused by of rape and incest, from now on an unavoidable topic in elections of the future will be the extreme implications of the Left’s untiring advocacy of abortion on demand.
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