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Commentary: Ideologues win a round

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BOSTON -- It must be the world's longest-running game of ideological ping pong. In 1984, Ronald Reagan aimed an overhand smash at international organizations, pledging that America would no longer give family planning money to any group that even counseled or referred women for abortions. Ping.

In 1993, Bill Clinton revoked this Global Gag Rule two days after he took office. Pong.

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