Groome argues that Hillary Clinton’s extreme position on abortion — for example, her opposition to the Hyde Amendment — cost her votes in key swing states and might well have cost her the election.
Not surprisingly, the article received a great deal of attention, eliciting over 2,400 online comments. The Times published nine letters-to-the-editor in response on April 1. Ten days later, it gave Groome and Steven Krueger, the president of the organization Catholic Democrats, an extensive forum to respond to some of their critics. The political analysis that was put forth in both Groome’s March 27 op-ed and the April 11 forum was certainly correct. The Democratic party’s stance on abortion has cost it votes with many Catholic voters in midwestern states. In particular, the decision to oppose the Hyde Amendment was unwise politically.
That said, their policy analysis is misleading.Read more at LifeNews