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Brady Pulls Back On Abortion Views To Maintain Lead

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady appears to have toned down his anti-abortion rhetoric during recent campaign appearances in a likely attempt to hold on to his nine-point lead over Gov. Pat Quinn. Even though Brady told a crowd of Springfield senior citizens that he would likely have no impact on the abortion issue as governor, it's still important to note that the state senator only sees the procedure as permissible in cases when the mother's life is at risk, but not in cases of incest or rape. Brady says he will push for the implementation of the state's parental notification law that requires a parent be notified before a minor gets an abortion, which can be problematic in cases of incest. Indeed, women's rights advocates say they shudder at the idea of him in the governor's mansion.

No matter how much he tries to downplay his views, Brady remains a threat to a woman's right to choose.

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