While Repugs are busy re-writing history on their recent election losses, their minions are busy taking power elsewhere.
Here's the untold truth on the Republican party: their biggest fear is the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If Bush manages to get Scalito confirmed, and Scalito is insane enough to overturn Roe v. Wade; Republicans will not win another election for 40 years.
The conservative "movement" consists of a few ultra-wealthy re-writing laws to transfer the wealth of the poor to the rich, while destroying the middle-class to create more poor. This "base" a few decades ago discovered that if you use the right code words with religious nuts like Robertson, you can control thousands of brainwashed sheep by proxy. Outlawing abortion in this country would do two things... sedate the thecon zombies and reduce their interest in the political process, and motivate thousands more liberals and moderates who currently just don't realize this country is being shat upon by the right or don't care.
Personally, I know the difference between a fetus and a baby. I know that religious zealots started this entire debate before abortion existed as a means to increase the flock. The real goal for the rapturists is making birth control illegal.
For the neocon elite, it's about power. Denying the poor medical care, abortion, birth control, etc. leads to decimated populations of young women stuck in poverty with their kids. Kids grow up in a desperate, poor, and hopeless community of single moms -- and find themselves unable to escape it.
Frontline has the details; but make no mistake -- abortion is a gold mine for the right, because it hurts single, poor women which motivates elitist and racist Republican voters, and it stirs up the religious crazies to vote against Democrats.
Frontline: The Last Abortion Clinic: With states across the U.S. passing regulations limiting access to abortion, does Roe v. Wade still matter?