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And pro-lifers who see the GOP as the only plausible vehicle for their goals have an obligation to look the party's failures squarely in the face and work to fix them, instead of just doubling down on the case for single-issue pro-life voting.
I wonder if Dreher and Douthat speak for people who aren't Orthodox or Catholic. I suspect the Republican Party considers single-issue pro-life voters a captive constituency, and so sees no reason to deliver anything they actually want, but rather to make a token effort once a term or so (see e.g. partial-birth abortion), with the suggestion that they'd really do something if they just had absolute power. Or whatever.
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