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Brownback touts support from 'Roe'

Brownback is touting the support of a prominent ant-abortion rights activist.

Washington (CNN) - In an uphill climb to win the Republican nomination for the presidency, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, is touting a new endorsement by one of the nation's icons in the abortion debate.

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the 1973 "Roe v Wade" U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made abortion legal in all 50 states, officially endorsed Brownback's bid for the presidency because of his long standing position against abortion.

"Sen. Sam Brownback's love for all Americans at every stage of development is unquestioned, and his leadership of the pro-life movement if unrivaled," McCorvey said in a statement. "Sam Brownback is the right person, in the right place, at the right time for our nation as we seek to embrace a culture of life."

While McCorvey did win her legal battle for abortion rights throughout the country, she abandoned her pro-choice position in 1995 and became a vocal anti-abortion activist.

Brownback has received a 100% rating from the conservative Christian Coalition because of his consistent positions against abortion rights, embryonic stem cell research and gay marriage.

-- CNN Congressional Producer Evan Glass
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