Politics

When Rick Santorum Ran As A Pro-Choice Candidate

A Santorum spokesman, Hogan Gidley, said the former Pennsylvania Senator "has always been pro-life." But a 1990 article from The Pittsburgh Press, in which Santorum also describes himself as a "progressive conservative," says the then Congressional candidate originally took the position only opposing late term abortions. Santorum cited "a lot of education, a lot of soul-searching," for his shift in position.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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