This weekend, we noted Rick Santorum's tearful story about his daughter. Now, we have the video. And if you want to see a genuine moment during a campaign season often dominated by talking points, you'll want to see it.
Saturday night at the Iowa "Thanksgiving Family Forum," GOP presidential candidates were given a chance to discuss several social issues including health care and abortion.
Naturally, Rick Santorum had a lot to say on abortion.
The former Pennsylvania Senator has been so deeply involved in the pro-life movement that he had been described as "a true champion for life and an unwavering defender of our most vulnerable citizens."
And there is a reason he opposes abortion.
When given the chance at the forum, he took the opportunity to explain why he calls himself pro-life.
Here's his story of his youngest daughter Isabella who suffers with Trisonomy-18, a serious chromosomal defect:
As Business Insider put it:
Rick Santorum has become something like a punching-bag for his cultural views.
But it is impossible not to have sympathy for someone whose views on life and death were formed by an experience like this.
(h/t Business Insider)