The G.O.P. Splits on The Abortion Plank

When the party platform is written, only antiabortion activists need apply

SEPARATED BY A BROAD AVENUE AND A SCORE OF broad-shouldered Salt Lake City cops, two knots of demonstrators debated the abortion issue with chants and placards. THE TIME TO CHOOSE IS BEFORE BEDTIME, advised a pro-lifer sign. PARTY PLATFORM: OUT OF BOARDROOMS, INTO WOMEN'S WOMBS took the originality prize among the pro-choicers. Ann Stone, a conservative who usually supports the President, elicited smiles on both sides of West Temple Street when she cracked, "George Bush knows there are pro-choice Republicans; he's married to one!"

There was no good humor indoors at the official proceedings last week, as the Republican Platform Committee...

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