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January 15, 2014 10:03 PM

Brownback ties ‘Summer of Mercy’ anti-abortion effort to the fight against slavery

Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has been called to be a national leader on moral issues, comparing past anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery. In his annual State of the State address Wednesday, the Republican governor referenced the 1991 and 2001 "Summer of Mercy" protests that were held outside of the late Dr. George Tiller's clinic. Tiller, a late-term abortion provider was gunned down in 2009.

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