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Republicans Alter Script on Abortion, Seeking to Shift Debate

posted on July 27, 2015

In The New York Times, Jeremy W. Peters reports that Republican politicians are attempting to put abortion rigths supporters on the defensive, after Planned Parenthood’s practice of donating fetal tissue to research came under scrutiny. Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster, has advised conservatives “to describe their recollections of seeing ultrasound images for the first time because it can be disarming,” Peters writes. At National Right to Life Committee gathering this month, many GOP presidential candidates used this tactic, which Conway calls a “shock the conscience, warm the heart” approach.

Read at The New York Times