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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science


Watson Article on Abortion Makes Real Clear Politics

Jul 7, 2009


Recently, Micah Watson, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Politics and Religion, wrote an article entitlted "Is the Abortion Debate Over?" for the Witherspoon Institute that was picked up by Real Clear Politics. The article discusses how pro-life supporters can build on recent shifts in public opinion on abortion to better equip grassroots activisits with the training and knowledge to convince more people to support pro-life policies. This is significant because Real Clear Politics is a clearinghouse of must-read op-ed pieces, polling data, and other information that is read by political insiders. By having his article reprinted in RCP, Watson's article was recognized as something that elites should read increasing the influence of his article.