Sam Brownback Says GOP Will Not Nominate Pro-Abortion Candidate

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 28, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 28
, 2007

Des Moines, IA ( — Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is considered by some to be the best pro-life candidate in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. Whether he or another pro-life candidate wins the nomination, both Brownback and most pro-life advocates believe someone who backs abortion won’t represent the party.

At a campaign stop in Iowa over the weekend, Brownback said he has problems with some of the other candidates based on their lack of commitment to pro-life principles.

It may not be him who gets the Republican Party’s nod but Brownback seemed to indicate that it wouldn’t be pro-abrotion ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani either.

"You look at their track records and some are not pro-life,” he said. “I do not believe the party will nominate a pro-choice candidate.”

During the event, he emphasized his track record and said that, as president, he would appoint a Supreme Court justice who could likely provide the fifth and deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“I’m a principled conservative that can get this done,” Brownback said, according to an AP report. “I’ve got a track record on it. I have a pro-life track record, and a whole-life track record. I think that’s something that’s very much going to be embraced.”

At the same time, the senator said that he will work to unite both the social and fiscal conservative elements of the GOP to recapture the White House next year.

“We win on both wings of the party,” Brownback said Friday. “You can’t win on just one.”

Brownback’s campaign is resonating with pro-life advocates and last week he obtained the support of Norma McCorvey, who was the Roe in the landmark high court decision. McCorvey is now a pro-life activist and filed a lawsuit to try to overturn the ruling, though that didn’t work out.