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Santorum Hammers Cain For Suggesting Women Have A Right To Choose

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In his bid to lock down the social conservative vote, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum slammed fellow GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain at a campaign stop in New Hampshire today for taking a vaguely pro-choice stance on CNN last night. Confusingly, Herman Cain has previously said he’s opposed to abortion even in cases of rape or incest, but Santorum seized on his more recent comments, comparing him to President Obama. From a press release:

“In fact, Herman’s pro-choice position is similar to those held by John Kerry, Barack Obama and many others on the liberal left. No, Herman, it is not ‘whatever they decide,’this is an innocent human life. It is unconscionable for Herman to run for the nomination of the Party that stands in defense of Life while showing disregard for the sanctity of Life. You cannot be both personally against abortion while condoning it – you can’t have it both ways. We must defend the defenseless, period.”

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Cain tries to tweet away any suggestion that he respects women’s right to choose:

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