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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Women and Abortion / A Discussion #1032408

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Gallup Poll finding that abortion is the number one issue for women in the 2012 election between President Obama and Mitt Romney cited. [In the debate, OBAMA, ROMNEY - offer views on health care choices for women.] [In February, ROMNEY - says he supports the Blunt Amendment.] TV ads from both on the abortion issue played with the facts therein looked at; MittRomney.com quoted. [In '94, ROMNEY - backs abortion and Roe v Wade.] [June 2007, ROMNEY - says he has been pro-life.] [October 9 and 10, 2012, ROMNEY - comments on abortion and being pro-life.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Republican strategist Bay Buchanan and Democratic strategist Neera Tanden† about women and abortion in this election. [BUCHANAN - denies the poll that abortion is the number one issue for women: it is the economy; states the gender gap has collapsed in the last few weeks because Obama policies have failed women and children; states the pro-life movement is happy with Romney's positions.] [TANDEN - says contraception became a flashpoint for women in the Republican primary and Romney is hiding his positions on abortion; restates Republicans have made this an issue with statements saying Romney would overturn Roe v. Wade.]

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