The cost of being pro-choice?

"This issue has been very, very good to the Republican Party — and there is plenty more where that came from." -- Author Melinda Henneberger, in The New York Times, discussing abortion.

She writes: "Over 18 months, I traveled to 20 states listening to women of all ages, races, tax brackets and points of view speak at length on the issues they care about heading into ’08. They convinced me that the conventional wisdom was wrong about the last presidential contest, that Democrats did not lose support among women because 'security moms' saw President Bush as the better protector against terrorism. What first-time defectors mentioned most often was abortion."