GOP Strategist: Abortion Issue Won't Change Much

Anti-abortion demonstrators gather at the National Mall in Washington on Jan. 22, 2009. i i

hide captionThousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gather on Jan. 22, 2009, at the National Mall in Washington on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Anti-abortion demonstrators gather at the National Mall in Washington on Jan. 22, 2009.

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gather on Jan. 22, 2009, at the National Mall in Washington on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Brian Reed/NPR

The 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade coincides with the second business day of the Obama administration.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) addressed a large rally of anti-abortion-rights protesters on the National Mall.

Republican strategist Rich Galen says the abortion issue probably won't change much though Democrats control the White House and Congress.

"The rhetoric that comes out during campaigns and the actual policies that come out of legislation are quite different," Galen says.

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