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As Republican National Committee Chairman, Mike Duncan Declared The Party Opposed All Abortions, Including In The Case Of Rape Or Incest.

According to Newsday, “Moments later, Republican National Committee chairman Robert ‘Mike’ Duncan used a quick gavel to adopt a platform unconditionally declaring the party’s opposition to abortion. The nonbinding GOP document does not provide exceptions allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest or where a mother’s life would be in danger – all favored by McCain. McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, opposes abortion in all cases.” [Newsday, 9/2/08]

Duncan Used A ‘Quick Gavel’ To A Adopt GOP Platform That Opposed All Abortions Over Shouts Of ‘No!’ From Fellow Republicans.

According to the Seattle Times, “Republicans rebuffed their soon-to-be nominee Monday by endorsing a platform that goes further than John McCain in opposition to abortion rights. Republican National Chairman Robert ‘Mike’ Duncan used a quick gavel to adopt a platform unconditionally declaring the party’s opposition to abortion, despite shouts of ‘no’ when Duncan made a perfunctory call for objections. The GOP document, which is nonbinding, does not provide exceptions allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest or where a mother’s life would be in danger all favored by McCain. The Arizona senator’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, opposes abortion in all cases, consistent with the platform.” [Seattle Times, 9/2/08]