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Huckabee Puts Abortion Front And Center In 2012 GOP Presidential Primary

CNN notes that most other GOP contenders have thus far been tight-lipped about social issues. But they don't have their fingers on the pulse of their base. For instance, House Republicans who have spent a huge chunk of their first month in power dedicated to rolling back abortion rights. If Huckabee's competitors think they can rest on their laurels, they're probably mistaken.

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