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Safe, Legal, and Everywhere

By on 8.13.08 | 1:08PM

Earlier this week, there was a conference call by evangelicals and Catholics seeking to make the Democratic Party platform more tolerant of pro-lifers. The participants were pro-life liberals (Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis) and disaffected conservatives (Obamacon Doug Kmiec and short-lived Christian Coalition head-to-be Joel Hunter). Linda Hirshman looks at the same language and celebrates the deletion of "safe, legal, and rare," which, she complains, "had asked that women not have abortions unless they absolutely must." Who's right?

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