By ALEXANDER BURNS
8/21/12 4:12 PM EDT
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who yesterday was the first
sitting senator to call on Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri
Senate race, is now urging his party to take a more lenient stance on
abortion in its national platform.
In a letter this afternoon to Republican National Committee Chairman
Reince Priebus, Brown expresses concern that the official Republican
platform is set to include "language opposing a woman’s right to choose
and supporting a constitutional amendment banning abortion."
"I believe this is a mistake because it fails to recognize the views
of pro-choice Republicans like myself. Even while I am pro-choice, I
respect those who have a different opinion on this very difficult and
sensitive issue. Our Party platform should
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