ABORTION….Speaking of moral values, even though this op-ed is several weeks old I think this paragraph deserves resurrection from the New York Times archives:

During the eight years of the Reagan presidency, the number of legal abortions increased by more than 5 percent; during the eight years of the Clinton presidency, the number dropped by 36 percent. The overall abortion rate (calculated as the number of abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44) was more or less stable during the Reagan years, but during the Clinton presidency it dropped by 11 percent.

As with so many other things ? cough national security cough ? the Republicans talk the talk but it’s Democrats who actually figure out how to get things done. That’s what reality-based policies will do for you.

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