On Family Issues, Abortion
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, a declared
GOP candidate for president, has kind
words for Hillary Clinton and is against
the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq.
But he says his main effort now
involves family issues and getting the
U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs.
Wade, the 1973 decision recognizing a
woman's right to an abortion.
Brownback, a religious
conservative, appeared Sunday on ABC News'
"This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
His announced candidacy Saturday
was knocked out of the headlines by New
York Sen. Clinton's announcement of her
candidacy on her
Brownback apologized to Clinton
at a Senate prayer breakfast last year for
"hating her," and asked for her
forgiveness. "It was wrong for me to do
what I had done," he told ABC Sunday. "I
came in the class of '94 and this was a
big surge for the Republicans ... We were
trying to balance the budget. President
Clinton was standing in the way at the
time ... there was a deep hatred in me and
hatred is wrong at any time by anybody at
He said he thought the former
first lady was "very bright ... talented
lady, quite committed."
Brownback was in Washington over
the congressional break to address the
March for Life Monday.
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