The Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee today announced it is endorsing Jo Ann Emerson in her bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.
“Congresswoman Emerson has a 100 percent voting record for the last two years and is clearly the person we need in Washington to represent the pro-life majority in the Eighth Congressional District,” said Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life. “We look forward to working with her on important federal legislation to protect innocent human life.”
“It is a true honor to again receive the support of Missouri Right to Life and its thousands of members,” said Emerson. “The work they are doing each and every day on behalf of the unborn is critical to the protection of innocent human life, and I am proud to partner with them in this effort.”
Missouri Right to Life is the leading pro-life advocacy organization in the state, representing more than 250,000 Missourians who identify themselves as pro-life. Missouri Right to Life and its members work tirelessly to ensure the election of candidates who will work to support legislation ensuring the right to life.
Emerson continues to work in Congress to restrict the use of federal funds to provide for abortion. Under the new health care law, Emerson has pointed out; state insurance pools like the one already offered in Pennsylvania may use taxpayer dollars for obligatory insurance coverage for abortion. Most recently, Emerson opposed the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new drug, "ella," which terminates a pregnancy up to 72 hours after conception.
In addition to considering candidate questionnaire responses and pro-life involvement in the community, Missouri Right to Life considers past pro-life leadership, sponsorship and voting records when determining which candidates to back.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Missouri Right to Life endorses Emerson in Eighth District
Missouri Right to Life endorsed incumbent Republican Jo Ann Emerson in the Eighth District Congressional race today: