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At Center Stage in Midterms: Abortion

 
At Center Stage in Midterms: Abortion
Posted January 21st, 2014 @ 7:11am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– With the midterm elections ahead, both parties are looking to use abortion rights as a rallying issue. Republicans are hoping related state ballot initiatives will bring voters to the polls. Meanwhile, they're looking to avoid another Todd Akin "legitimate rape" embarrassment, instead emphasizing a fiscally conservative take on abortion. In Oregon, for instance, "we don’t make this a pro-life thing,” says Jeff Jimerson, who is behind a petition seeking a ballot measure that would ban state funds going to abortion. “This is a pro-taxpayer thing." Similarly, in the House, Republicans are set to focus this year on the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," the New York Timesreports.

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