What will Obama do on abortion? | Arkansas Blog

Friday, November 14, 2008

What will Obama do on abortion?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 5:33 AM

Soon comes the hard part for the new president -- governing. Liberal E.J. Dionne urges him to move quickly to show that he is willing, as he campaigned he would do, to seek common ground with anti-abortion congressmen and supporters.

The question is whether there is meaningful common ground. A push for more pre-natal care, promotion of adoption and promotion of abstinence are not likely to be met by opposition from many pro-choice people.

But the anti-abortion lobby has many with little use for contraception and many accept no solution in which abortion remains an option, no matter how rare.

This could be an early test of Barack Obama, akin in its trickiness to Bill Clinton's first step on gay rights issues.

Safe, legal, rare. It was Bill Clinton's formulation. It was and is a good one. But it's unacceptable to many on the other side.

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