Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Missouri Right to Life endorses Bill White in 129th DIstrict

Missouri Right to Life's slew of candidate endorsements continued today with the announcement the group is supporting Joplin Republican Bill White for 129th District state representative. White is facing Joplin attorney Shelly Dreyer in the GOP primary. The following news release was issued:

William “Bill” White of Joplin, a Republican candidate for Missouri State Representative (129th District) has received an endorsement from Missouri Right to Life as a result of his efforts to promote a culture of care and concern for the most vulnerable members of American society.

Bill is delighted to have been recognized by Missouri Right to Life for his ongoing commitment to the rights of the unborn. He will continue to work to make Missouri a place where the family is valued and the helpless have a voice. He is deeply devoted to seeing that the unborn, children, and elderly are shown the dignity and respect they deserve.

An attorney and educator, Bill is married to Dr. Ellen Nichols, a neurosurgeon at Freeman Hospital. He is also a former Boy Scout leader and was recently reappointed to a three-year term on the Parks and Recreation Board. The couple have four children, two of whom were adopted as foster children.

Having worked in the juvenile court system for a number of years, Bill is well aware of the need for all children to have a good home in which to grow up, where they are loved, nurtured and appreciated by others. He commented, “We have to create a climate where this is a real possibility, and it all begins with the extent to which we uphold the sanctity of life and are willing to protect the unborn.”

Missouri Right to Life endorsements are based, in part, on candidates’ responses to surveys and their participation in pro-life activities within the community. Organized in 1974, Missouri Right to Life is comprised of more than 250,000 Missourians and is dedicated to promoting the right to life of all citizens and especially the unborn, the disabled, and the elderly. The group was established in the wake of the 1973 Supreme Court decision (Roe v. Wade) legalizing abortion in the United States.

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