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"Things have changed. That was 17 years ago ... The country has changed ... I have always believed ... that you ultimately have to listen to the military authorities and what they think is good for the force and whether or not the force is prepared to handle this ... But I think at the end of the day that the law will change, and 'Don't ask, don't tell' will go away."
Explaining in the Wall Street Journal that more Americans are against abortion than not:
"Notwithstanding a pro-choice orthodoxy that dominates our film, our television, our press and our colleges and universities, strong moral qualms about abortion have not gone away. It's not as though we can't change our minds. The same Gallup survey which reported that Americans regard abortion as morally wrong showed that an even larger majority regard homosexual relations as morally acceptable."
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