Wednesday, June 28, 2006

AP/Washington Post Examines Role of Abortion-Related Issues in ...

The AP/Washington Post on Friday examined the efforts of groups that oppose abortion rights to "ensure that President Bush's sagging popularity won't harm" midterm re-election campaigns for incumbents who oppose abortion rights. Karen Cross, political director for the National Right to Life Committee, speaking on Friday at the group's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., said, "It's going to be a difficult year. ... We're going to try to protect our pro-life incumbents and win open seats and defeat pro-abortion candidates or incumbents." According to the AP/Post, some abortion-rights opponents "credit Bush with doing all he can to reshape the federal courts with antiabortion-rights judges." Bush on Friday by recorded video message to NRLC's conference attendees applauded the group for its efforts to ban abortion and cited his own efforts to ban so-called "partial-birth" abortion.

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