The Politics of Abortion

Few people lack opinion when it comes when it comes to abortion and few Supreme Court cases are quite as well known as the feud known as Roe vs. Wade. What some have labeled a partial overturning of the famous ruling has given states the right to regulate abortion.
In Missouri, minors must have written permission to terminate pregnancy. Matt Blunt sees the distinction between his pro-life stance as a wedge issue to divide Missouri voters in his direction - challenging what he calls gubernatorial hopeful Jay Nixon's "abortion on demand" policy.
Is it a good gamble?
Stance on abortion seems to be a divisive issue within the Republican ranks. Local Representative Maynard Wallace chose education rights over the party line when it came to abortion earlier this year. Branson native Jolie Justus called the abstinence only policy in education a blow to women's health. Will Blunt's stance on abortion and recent radio campaign pay off?