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    Abortion Foes Find Themselves a Justice Short

    It was a choice decision. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictive Texas abortion laws 5-3 on Monday, issuing a wide-reaching opinion, it reignited one of America’s political flash points. The next president will likely face one High Court vacancy — Senate Republicans continue to block President Obama’s nominee — while Breyer, Ginsburg and Kennedy will be 79 or older, the average age justices retire. That puts abortion front and center in November, but Donald Trump hasn’t addressed the Texas ruling, making conservative activists wonder whether he’ll champion the cause.

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