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Todd Akin

Analysis: Much of GOP presidential field has moved to the right on abortion

The pope went to Paraguay last month, and called the corruption there the "gangrene of a people." The small, religious country of swamp, scrubland and savanna is not one that often makes its way into American discussions of policy. But on Sunday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican candidate for president, expressed his support for Paraguay's restrictive abortion laws even when it means that a child impregnated by rape is forced to give birth. The last presidential election illuminated a stark gender gap; Mitt Romney was victorious among male voters, but lost among women by 11 percentage points. Among single women, he lost by 36 points. The following year, the...

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