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Running up to the 2008 election, the Democratic Party began making more visible efforts to reach out to religious voters. Pro-life Democrats have struggled in the party, both in elections and in their own party. President Obama's election ushered in a number of changes, including a new health care law and a mandate for employers to provide contraception. He also maintained the status quo in hiring provisions for religious groups seeking federal funding.

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  • How the Faithful Voted in 2014 Midterm Elections
    In addition to continued strong support from white evangelicals and people who attend religious services regularly, the GOP appears to have made inroads among some religious constituencies that traditionally have not been as supportive of Republican candidates. (Pew)
  • Pro-Life Democrats, Squeezed by a Partisan Issue
    During the arduous debate that led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the dwindling band of pro-life Democrats in Congress saw an opportunity to extend their influence. But it didn’t turn out as they had hoped. If anything, the fight over Obamacare may have marked the end of their limited clout. (RealClearPolitics)

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