Republican Platform Hearings and Abortion

August 08, 1996
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It looks as though Christian conservatives and Republican Presidential hopeful Bob Dole have succeeded in averting a floor fight over abortion at next week’s GOP national convention in San Diego. While pro-choice delegates lost their battle to get a statement expressing tolerance of a diversity of views on abortion included in the platform, the spin out of San Diego is that a compromise was struck. The platform document will have an appendix that includes a list of the pro-tolerance, pro-choice amendments that failed to pass during platform hearings.

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