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"The platform, agreed at the party’s national convention, calls for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (the healthcare reorganisation law passed by the administration of Barack Obama in 2010). It would outlaw abortion, restrict access to contraception services, give a fertilised egg the status of a human being, expand access to guns, and make big changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programmes.
Party platforms often suggest broad changes that may not be put into effect after a party wins an election. Nevertheless, the New York Times pointed out that the Republican platform is far more right wing than it was in the Reagan era."
In regard to public safety the platform affirms rights in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which says—ambiguously in modern terms—that “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The platform says that “gun ownership is responsible citizenship,” that people should be able to obtain and store ammunition without registration, and that the right to bear arms should be expanded."
These are controversial ideas and claims. I wonder how much of this the party can or will actually implement if they get into power? Perhaps our US colleagues can shed some light on whether a platform is a means of presenting realistic policies or just a means to appeal to voters? From a medical/health perspective, what do you make of these new proposals?