Opponents of Sen. Sam Brownback's bid for the presidency have regurgitated news reports from 10 years ago suggesting that the candidate was once a supporter of legalized abortion. In fact, the Kansas City Star today took the unusual step of republishing one such article.
The decade old controversy is quite interesting because the allegation was based upon the recollections of a few individuals who said Brownback implied he was pro-choice in 1993. Despite a complete absence of documented statements, speeches or votes that would suggest he supported abortion, journalists and politicians now assert that he has flip-flopped on the issue.
Brownback has a congressional record that is 100% pro-life. He has consistently opposed child killing and destructive embryonic stem cell research and his remarks during the Supreme Court nomination hearings of Roberts and Alito were arguably the most poignantly pro-life of all speakers.
If elected President, there is no question what class of Supreme Court Justice he would nominate or whether or not he would sign legislation seeking justice for the unborn and veto bills in which the dignity of human life is assailed.
I don't know where Brownback stood on abortion prior to 1994 when he served as the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture or whether his views regarding legal protection for the unborn were developing. However, his record in office and public speeches are plain enough.