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Another GOP Debate, Another Total Avoidance of Reproductive Issues

Robin Marty

Tonight, the Republicans attend the Tea Party debate.  Yet they still won't discuss forcing women to give birth.

Tonight at 8 pm Eastern, CNN will host a “Tea Party” backed debate for the Republican presidential candidates.  But once again, the candidates are going to try and pretend that abortion isn’t an issue the public needs to be concerned about.

Via The Daily Caller:

Don’t expect to hear much on abortion or Afghanistan when eight Republican presidential hopefuls take the stage Monday night at what’s being billed as the first major televised tea party debate of the 2012 election.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, Sal Russo, the top strategist with the Tea Party Express, said organizers have designed the debate so that social and foreign policy issues only play a small role. His group is a co-host of tonight’s Republican presidential debate with CNN, which begins at 8 p.m. eastern.

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Instead, Russo said, candidates will spend their time talking about the issue that matters most to the grassroots activists: “how do we right the country from the economic woes that we face.”

Interesting how abortion is such a litmus test that any sign of weakness on a woman’s right to choose, even allowing abortion in the case of rape or women’s health, is considered a dis-qualifier for being a nominee, but when it comes to discussing it in a publicized forum, no one wants to bring it up for discussion.

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