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Steele’s Abortion Apostasy

Should we stick a fork in Michael Steele? The blogosphere thinks so based on some answers he gave to questions about abortion in an interview with GQ. Asked if women should have the right to choose an abortion, he said, “I think that's an individual choice.” He then tried to backpedal, saying, “The states should make that choice. That's what the choice is. The individual choice rests in the states.” Steele also says he believes homosexuality is not a choice and that states should decide whether to allow gay couples to marry. Steve Benen at The Washington Monthly writes, “It's very easy at this point to imagine Steele coming to the conclusion that he’s become a ‘distraction,’ and deciding that what he really wants to do is spend more time with his family.”