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Rubio defends GOP position on abortion: 'This is not an issue about denying anyone rights'



Sen. Marco Rubio defended the GOP's stance on abortion before a national TV audience this morning, saying, "This is not an issue about denying anyone rights."

"This is an issue about protecting the rights of a human being to live, irrespective of what stage in development they may be," he said on Face the Nation.

"I think what's important to understand, yes, Mitt Romney is pro-life and the Republican Party, although it has diversity on this issue, is the home of the pro-life movement in American politics," Rubio said.

He also previewed his speech Thursday introducing Romney. "This man is a personal role model to young men - younger men like me, as a father, as a husband," he said. "You look how successful his family has been. Everywhere that he has ever gone, whether in his church or his community, he has made it better using his talents and his time."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:34pm]


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