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"This upcoming election is about restoring freedom and liberty in America, and a key part of that is to restore a culture that values human life and the dignity of all Americans," Santorum continued. "While we can and should work to defund Planned Parenthood and push back against government mandates that force Americans and religious institutions to violate their faith, violence against our fellow citizens has no place in a freedom-loving America."

Santorum's comments came a few hours after a homemade bomb exploded at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, Wis., on Monday. There were no injuries as a result of the explosion, although there was some fire damage to the building.