Rick Santorum Defends Obama Race Comment

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WASHINGTON - Possible presidential contender Rick Santorum is coming under fire for making a connection between President Obama's race and his stance on abortion.

Santorum is well-known for speaking his mind. During the 2008 Faith Forum, President Obama would not answer the question of when human life begins. But Santorum is quick to point to how life begins at conception.

Now, Santorum has brought the president's race into the equation.

"The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn't want to answer -- is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says 'no,'" Santorum said during a recent interview with CNS News.

"Well if that human life is not a person, then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, 'Now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people,'" he said.

When asked to shed light on his comments, Santorum released a statement explaining, "For decades certain human beings were wrongly treated as property and denied liberty in America because they were not considered persons under the Constitution. "

"I am disappointed that President Obama, who rightfully fights for civil rights, refuses to recognize the civil rights of the unborn in this country," he said.

Santorum will probably decide in the next month if he'll seek the presidency.

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