Smitherman: Unborn "Would Have Voted Republican"

In a recent speech to an anti-abortion group on the economic impact of terminating pregnancies, Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, a Republican candidate for attorney general, said he believed many unborn babies "would have voted Republican."

"It's a strange statement," said Jessica Luther, an abortion rights activist in Austin. "I'm not sure what he's saying about their parents."

Smitherman spokesman Allen Blakemore called the candidate's statement a matter of statistics.

"Of course he was referring to the ones in Texas," Blakemore said, "and we know that the majority of Texans vote for Republican candidates."

Smitherman was ...

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