Pro-Lifers' New Litmus Test for GOP

For decades, Republican presidential contenders would commit to support a constitutional amendment banning abortion — a seemingly definitive statement on the issue that nonetheless had almost no chance of making it through the cumbersome process to change the Constitution. Then, having sewn up pro-life support, they would move on to other issues.
Story Continued Below In the 2016 election, pro-life groups have become more savvy — and less tolerant of lip-service endorsements. And among other provisions, they are pushing an idea that most agree has a realistic chance of becoming law: banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.