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Rick Santorum Endorsed By Anti-Abortion Group Susan B. Anthony List

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BOISE, Idaho -- The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List plans to endorse Rick Santorum for president.

The group is announcing Friday it will back the former Pennsylvania senator over Mitt Romney and the other Republican hopefuls. It's the first time the group has endorsed in a presidential primary.

Jane Abraham, an anti-abortion activist in Michigan and chairman of the group's board, says none of the other candidates has the "record of consistent leadership" Santorum has shown on abortion.

Romney has struggled to win over social conservatives nervous about his previous support for abortion rights. Last year, Romney refused to sign the Susan B. Anthony List's anti-abortion pledge, saying it was too broad.

The group plans to organize activists, particularly in Michigan, before the state's Feb. 28 primary.

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