The president has a lot to do with the say on abortion. It has to do with their views and how they think it should be handled. Ronald Reagan for example was against abortion. Obama, is for abortion and has even offered that insurance pays for the procedure in particular situations. This is something that is first ran by the president to see what he thinks about it, then the people get a say in it.
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