Election 08:

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  1. Palatka51

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    Obama's extreme record on abortion could be issue during campaign

    Posted on May 27, 2008 | by Michael Foust

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Abortion may not be the top issue during the 2008 presidential election, but Democrat Barack Obama's record on the issue -- particularly his opposition to a bill that even the most pro-choice senators supported -- means it could get considerable traction.

    At issue is a bill that Obama opposed when he was a state legislator that would have given legal rights to and required medical care be given any baby who survives an abortion. A federal version, called the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, passed the Senate in 2002 by unanimous consent and was signed into law by President Bush.
     
  2. KenH

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    Not likely. Senator JSM III is not big on pushing social issues.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    Apparently, abortion is not a hot button issue for most Americans in this year's election.

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    Currently, just 13 percent of respondents said they would vote only for a candidate sharing their views on abortion, while another 49 percent said the issue would be one of many factors they'd consider, pollsters said.

    Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, updated May 8-11, indicated Americans as a whole -- 50 percent to 44 percent -- are slightly more inclined to call themselves "pro-choice" on abortion rather than "pro-life," nearly identical to results over the past few years.​
     

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