Friday, January 25, 2008

Missouri Right to Life endorses Huckabee

Missouri Right to Life endorsed Mike Huckabee for president today. The news release is printed below:

Missouri Right to Life (MRL), the state's largest grassroots organization focused on Pro-Life issues, today announces its endorsement of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for U.S. President.

MRL's Board of Directors and Political Action Committee (PAC), after reviewing the candidate's positions and level of support nationwide and in Missouri, chose to endorse Governor Huckabee over his primary rivals due to his unsurpassed and steadfast support of Pro-Life principles during more than 10 years of public service.

Among Governor Huckabee's achievements as Lt. Governor and Governor in Arkansas are the following:

- Passage of the Arkansas Unborn Child Amendment
- Partial Birth Abortion Ban
- Parental Notification law
- Informed Consent (abortion) law
- Unborn Child Pain Awareness law
- Safe Harbor law
- Unborn Victims of Violence law

In addition, Governor Huckabee was the second governor in the country to sign into law a true ban on Human Cloning, outlawing the creation and destruction of living human embryos for research. A similar ban has been a major priority for MRL despite fierce opposition. Governor Huckabee states that he also is opposed to embryonic stem cell research.

Governor Huckabee has publicly committed to doing more than just nominating judges opposed to Roe vs. Wade:

“What I accomplished as Governor proves that there is a lot more that a pro-life President can do than wait for a Supreme Court vacancy, and I will do everything I can to promote a pro-life agenda and pass pro-life legislation. If I am saddled with a Democrat Congress, I'll veto any pro-abortion legislation they pass. I will staff all relevant positions with pro-life appointees. I will use the Bully Pulpit to change hearts and minds, to move this country from a culture of death to a culture of life. I have no desire to throw women in jail, I just want to stop throwing babies in the garbage.”

Both nationwide and state polling data confirm that Governor Huckabee has solid opportunities to win Republican delegates. MRL encourages pro-life citizens, regardless of their political affiliation, to explore Governor Huckabee’s candidacy.

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