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Soccer Moms are anti-abortion?

Mark Stricherz reports in the latest Weekly Standard that some feminists are worried and that the conventional wisdom on women is wrong: Most women are anti-abortion and, well, I guess they might be described as Republican. The Center for the Advancement of Women has just published a study, a very long study, called "Progress and Perils: A New Agenda for Women." (Here is Part I and this is Part II (PDF files, very long). The central finding is this: Far from wanting abortion as readily available as botox or tattoos (1.3 million abortions took place in 2000), most women oppose the procedure. As Faye Wattleton (former president of Planned Parenthood) wrote in the introduction, "There is significant and growing support for severe restrictions on abortion rights." Sancta simplicitas! She is worried, and she should be. Pretty soon some similarly interesting stats on the homosexual marriage issue will start appearing, and then even more folks will be worried.

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