How Abortion Could Shape a 2014 Abbott-Davis Contest

The ever-increasing probability that Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis will be their parties' respective candidates for governor in 2014 means that women's health and abortion will be recurring issues in the campaign. Davis is now and will continue to be inextricably linked to abortion rights, an unavoidable but potentially limiting part of her political appeal that she is already working to supplement. For Abbott, the return of abortion to center stage certainly does no harm in the run-up to the primary election, but presents more of a mixed bag going into the general ...

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