Remember Sen. Sam Brownback?
The Kansas Republican is mounting a long-shot bid for the White House and has made his opposition to abortion, gays and same-sex marriage the central platforms of his campaign. The Associated Press reports Brownback's recent address to the National Catholic Men's Conference where he questions if women who are victims of rape should be allowed a choice on abortion.
"Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" [Brownback] asked at the St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers gathering.
"We need to protect innocent life. Period," Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.
Bownback currently polls at less than one percent. Perhaps those were "the crowd of about 500" that he brought their feet.
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