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Santorum Plays Race Card Against Obama

Sen. Rick Santorum.(Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

January 20, 2011

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) invoked President Obama's African-American ancestry while discussing the president's views on the genesis of human life and subsequent support of abortion rights.

In an interview this week with CNS News, Santorum said: "I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, 'No, we're going to decide who are people and who are not people" when discussing abortion rights.

Santorum took heat in his 2006 re-election bid for making a string of controversial remarks about gender roles and hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion.


This post was updated at 2:56 p.m.

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