03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brownback Uses Roe v. Wade Anniversary As Premise For Fundraising Pitch

In his first direct email to supporters since leaving the race for the White House, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, has used the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a fund-raising catalyst for his political action committee (PAC).

The email, prepared and paid for by the Restore America PAC, a group identified as Brownback's "leadership fund," describes the ruling "that haunts us to this day" as being perpetrated by "activist judges."

"Like many of you, I pray for the day that the highest court in the land overturns that decision, and this long dark night of abortion on demand comes to an end," reads the message.

Brownback says in the email that he has faith Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito would be "a vote on the side of life." Because of that belief, Brownback says the court is just one vote away from overturning Roe.

The email, after outlining the need for both a Republican president and U.S. Senate majority, makes a direct money pitch for the PAC.

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