GOP Women Want the Focus Off Abortion (VIDEO)

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The Republican Party platform adopted on Monday at the GOP convention includes some very strong wording against abortion: "The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed."

Meanwhile, Rick Santorum received a standing ovation at last night's convention when he said, “I thank God that one party lifts up its hands to raise children, born and unborn.”

But most women we've talked to at the GOP convention don't want to talk about abortion, and they don't really want their president or their party talking about it either. Check out our video interviews on the subject after the jump -- then tell us what you think in the comments.


It's safe to say that a vast number of Republican women are personally opposed to abortion.

Yet a surprising number of GOP moms we spoke with at the Republican Convention added that they wouldn't want to tell another woman what choice she should make regarding abortion, and they don't necessarily believe that their party or their president should, either.

All of the Republican women we talked to agreed that abortion is not what the nation should be talking about now. Instead, they want the media -- and the candidates -- to focus on the economy and the creation of jobs.

The issue of abortion, many GOP women told us, has already been determined by the Supreme Court. It appears that Mitt Romney agrees with them. In a Monday night interview, he told CBS News: “This is a matter of the courts. It’s been settled for some time by the courts.”

Maybe the Republican Party should take note.

What do you think of the GOP's position on abortion?

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