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The Impact of the Abortion Issue on the Presidential Election

If the Republican Party won't even listen to the pro-choice advocates, and if the party hierarchy refuses to change or amend its anti-choice platform plank, the GOP will drive millions of voters, particularly young women and men, away from its banner for years to come.

The United States government, including the president, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, should guarantee an individual's right to privacy and keep out of family-planning decisions. If the Republican Party won't open its eyes in Houston, the voters will do it for them in November. George Dean, Southport, Conn.

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