By Scott H. Ainsworth, Thad E. Hall

This booklet examines how legislators have juggled their passions over abortion with normal congressional strategies, taking a look at how either exterior elements (such as public opinion) and inner elements (such because the ideological composition of committees and occasion platforms) form the advance of abortion coverage. pushed via either theoretical and empirical issues, Scott H. Ainsworth and Thad E. corridor current an easy, formal version of strategic incrementalism, illustrating that legislators usually have incentives to change coverage incrementally. They then study the sponsorship of abortion-related proposals in addition to their committee referral and locate wide selection of Democratic and Republican legislators time and again provide abortion-related proposals designed to change abortion coverage incrementally. Abortion Politics in Congress finds that abortion debates have permeated quite a lot of matters and wide selection of legislators and quite a few committees deal with abortion.

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