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GOP candidate: some groups contemplate infanticide

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon
WASHINGTON -

A Republican Senate candidate in North Carolina is defending his remarks that some abortion rights groups contemplate infanticide.

Greg Brannon, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, told a group in November that killing babies who survived abortions could happen in America, according to a report Wednesday in Mother Jones magazine.

"Florida's trying to do it right now," Brannon was quoted as saying at the time. He also mentioned Planned Parenthood.

Brannon's spokesman confirmed the remarks Wednesday and said he was referring to 2013 testimony by a Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist before a state House committee.

Asked what should happen to a baby born alive after a botched abortion, the lobbyist said the decision should be between the doctor and the woman, according to the magazine.

Planned Parenthood later said the situation was extremely unlikely, but if it did occur, a Planned Parenthood doctor would provide appropriate care to the woman and infant.

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