Wednesday, May 7, 2008

'Pro-Lifers' Betrayed by Brownback?

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:11 AM

By Justin Kendall

Some in the anti-abortion movement are not happy with Kansas U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback's endorsement of Steve Howe for Johnson County District Attorney.

In her World Net Daily column, Jill Stanek wonders if Brownback is betraying

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the anti-abortion movement and trading the Howe endorsement for support from moderate Republicans in his expected 2010 gubernatorial bid.

Anti-abortion types were so displeased with Brownback’s early support of Howe, Stanek writes, that they ambushed the senator at his D.C. office last week, asking him to rethink the endorsement. Brownback was noncommittal.

“Brownback needs to stand with [Phill] Kline,” Stanek writes, “who has been taking hits for five years straight like no other for simply trying to enforce Kansas abortion law.”

But how can Brownback support someone (Kline) who supposedly isn’t running? And why is

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Kline and the family  

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts getting a free pass when he also endorsed Howe? And what about anti-abortion Kansas legislators who also are backing Howe?

Last week, KMBC reported that anti-abortion groups are encouraging Kline to run for re-election. Kline hasn’t commented on a possible run since declaring last September that he would not seek re-election.

Kline will likely keep Johnson Countians in suspense until the filing deadline at noon on June 10. If he doesn't run, Kline could always continue his speaking career.

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