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No longer on the agenda

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 20, 2004

Did you hear what Pres. Bush said about abortion in his State of the Union address?

Neither did I.

Twenty years ago, a Republican president would always make at least a perfunctory reference to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. But the decision endures, and now GOP leaders have given up the fight.

Pres. Bush did say that if the courts keep pushing same-sex marriage, the American people might seek a constitutional remedy-- eventually. Experience suggests otherwise: that if the courts keep pushing, the GOP will eventually acquiesce.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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