A pro-choice GOP? Christie Whitman helps launch a new chapter of Republicans for Choice


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Fooling themselves

I tend to think that "Republicans for Choice" are fooling themselves that they are actually accomplishing anything with this party. They are about as functional as the Log Cabin Republicans (ie, not). However, I am anxious to see these folks get bitch-slapped by the party when in private intra-party discussions, so they see exactly how futile things are. In a more moderate state, the R for C could potentially influence primary runs, since the R for C can raise a fair amount of money (members are the upper and upper middle class suburban women). In this state (MO), I doubt they will have much effect. Planned Parenthood supports them because many of their former larger donors have dropped out because the PP-PAC endorses the only available prochoice candidates, who are 100% Democratic, and the R. wealthy suburban women donors feel left out.

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Posted by NancyP (not verified) on 4 November 2005 - 4:18pm
Considering the flip side

...that Democrats are getting pretty wobbly on choice, especially with their support of TRAP laws, I'm glad when anyone stands up to fight, rather than goes along with party orthodoxy -- especially when that orthodoxy is put forth by a minority.

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Posted by media girl on 4 November 2005 - 4:43pm