Can Abbott pay the price for carbon repeal?

Even if the Coalition wins a best-case 50 per cent of the Senate, Tony Abbott will have to wrangle with political 'hot potatoes' like abortion to get his carbon tax repeal bill through.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was rightly slammed for raising the prospect that abortion could become the plaything of “men who think they know better” two weeks ago (including by this columnist). But new developments yesterday give some clue as to why she would have raised such a controversial issue at all.

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