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Republicans call for Medicare, TSA overhauls in platform

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  • August 29 2012, 12:13pm EDT

The Republican National Convention adopted a 2012 party platform that advocates changing how U.S. senior citizens receive health care by shifting Medicare from a defined-benefit entitlement to a defined-contribution plan.

The platform also proposes a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without stipulating any exceptions for ending pregnancies caused by rape or to save a woman’s life. It also affirms marriage as “the union of one man and one woman.”

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