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By Peter Laffin, National Catholic Register, July 8, 2024

Peter Laffin is a staff writer for the National Catholic Register and a contributor at the Washington Examiner. His work has appeared in The Catholic Herald, The Catholic Thing, and RealClearPolitics


ANALYSIS: For now, the pro-life movement appears willing to cede ground and work in cooperation with the Trump-led GOP against a common foe.

Peter LaffinFor months, the Republican Party and pro-life leaders have been engaged in a public and often acrimonious tussle over abortion policy and how it would diverge from the GOP’s longtime pro-life party platform.

Former President Donald Trump’s April decision to oppose a national abortion ban sparked off a series of exchanges between the camps, including a letter signed by 10 high-profile leaders in the pro-life movement who warned against weakening the language in a pro-life plank, the replacement of two pro-life delegates on the platform committee with Trump loyalists, the decision to restrict the public and media from party platform committee proceedings, and an enraged all-caps post from Trump on his social media platform Truth Social. …