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4/18/11: Abortion Politics in Congress

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – The last election shifted power in Congress with a promise: a big shake-up in Washington. But Utah political scientist Thad Hall says that's simply not how things get done. There are plenty of obstacles: filibusters, presidential vetoes, the risk of public backlash. Hall says it's small change that steadily moves policy. Monday, he joins us to explain how "incrementalism" has played out in the last four decades of abortion politics and how it adds up to major political victories.

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