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Pence Among Possible Pres. Contenders Backing Abortion Ban


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is one of a handful of possible White House contenders supporting a proposed federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  

Pence wrote a letter to South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supporting the ban. Other possible 2016 contenders who wrote in support include former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  

The Christian Broadcasting Network reported on the letters Tuesday. Pence sent his letter of support April 3, but it was not released publicly until The Associated Press asked for a copy Tuesday.  

Pence has strong ties among social and religious conservatives from his time in Congress, but has shied away from hot-button issues like abortion since becoming governor.  

Pence is set to headline a fundraiser Thursday for the conservative Indiana Family Institute.