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Obamacare repeal failure was a setback for abortion opponents, but they see momentum on their side


Obamacare repeal failure was a setback for abortion opponents, but they see momentum on their side
Los Angeles Times

Opponents of abortion have had reason for optimism this year. With Republicans in control of the U.S. Capitol and a president who embraces their cause, access to the procedure has appeared in greater jeopardy than it has in years.Abortion foes were dealt a setback last week when Senate Republicans failed to approve a bill to roll back President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. All the versions up for a vote would have cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, a long-sought goal.Mallory Quigley, spokeswoman for the antiabortion Susan B. Anthony List, said the votes would be a major disappointment to the “pro-life grass roots” who knocked on doors, made phone calls and rallied to get like-minded lawmakers elected. But she added, “I think what is important to note is that the pro-life elements were not the cause of failure for the bill.

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