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GOP Pushes Candidates To Recommit To Anti-Abortion Platform

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CNN obtained the resolution, which was written by Delaware National Committeewoman Ellen Barrosse and backed by 15 co-sponsors.

An excerpt:

Whereas, The Republican Party is proud to stand up for the rights of the unborn and believe all Americans have an unalienable right to life as stated in The Declaration of Independence;

Whereas, Pro-life Republicans should fight back against deceptive rhetoric regardless of those in the Republican Party who encourage them to stay silent

The resolution points to polling that shows support for various forms of anti-abortion laws including parental consent and outlawing late-term abortion. It calls on pro-life Republican candidates to push back on Democrats' charges that the GOP is waging a "war on women."

RESOLVED, The Republican National Committee will support Republican pro-life candidates who fight back against Democratic deceptive "war on women" rhetoric by pointing out the extreme positions on abortion held by Democratic opponents;

RESOLVED, The Republican National Committee will not support the strategy of Republican pro-life candidates who stay silent in the face of such deceptive rhetoric

Read the full proposed resolution here.