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His father, the late Gov. Robert Casey, was made a pariah for dissenting from the Democratic Party line on abortion.
Now pro-life Pennsylvania state Treasurer Bob Casey Jr. has gained the support of Democratic party leadership for a run for the US Senate seat held by Republican Rick Santorum.
Meantime, in Rhode Island, pro-life Democratic Congressman James Langevin has been winning party support for a bid for the US Senate seat of Republican Lincoln Chafee.
Langevin, 40, the only quadriplegic in Congress, said his views on abortion were shaped by his experience in life; he has been paralyzed from the neck down since 1980, when he was a 16-year-old cadet with the Warwick police. A policeman's .45-caliber gun discharged in the police locker room, striking Langevin near his Adam's apple.
"I am lucky to be alive," Langevin said. "I was given a second chance at life, and I wouldn't want to deprive anyone of the experience of life despite the difficulties I face day in and day out."