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Swamp Notes: What’s the Republican party’s position on abortion?

Donald Trump championed the reversal of Roe vs Wade. He even called himself the “most pro-life president” in US history. But with voters outraged by abortion restrictions, Trump and other Republicans are staking out a new position on the issue. The FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, and Washington bureau chief, James Politi, join to explain why.


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Arizona court bans almost all abortions in Trump-Biden swing state

Donald Trump says abortion law should be left to states

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