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Abortion Is Hot Topic In Primary

The touchy subject of abortion is getting top billing in the March Fifth Republican primary. All three candidates are bickering about their positions.

But polls show voters rank it near the bottom of what they worry about. They care more about health care and schools.

Governor Gray Davis injected abortion into the primary with ads attacking former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. The TV ads say front-runner Riordan is soft in his support of abortion rights.

Experts call it the rough and tumble of campaigning. Governors have limited power to deal with abortion issues.

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