Cardenas Approved Of Republican Platform That Ignored Exemption For Abortion In Case Of Incest Or Rape.

According to the Tampa tribune, “Republicans drawing up the party’s platform continued a tradition of opposing abortion but stayed silent on whether the procedure should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, ignoring requests from younger activists worried about turning off women voters in November. […]Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union and a former Florida Republican Party chief, said he was pleased with the policy stances contained in the party platform. While the tea party movement can alienate many independent voters, Cardenas applauded the party for not looking to keep views of the GOP’s far right under wraps.” [Tampa Tribune, 3/19/13]