Rhode Island Pro-Life Group Backs Candidate John Robitaille for Governor
by Steven Ertelt
July 6, 2010
Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — The political action committee of Rhode Island State Right to Life has announced an endorsement for governor and the pro-life group says it is supporting candidate John Robitaille. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary that will be held September 14.
Should he capture the primary nomination, Robitaille will face a large field of candidates including pro-abortion ex-U.S. senator Lincoln Chafee and the winner of the Democratic primary between Frank Caprio and Patrick Lynch.
“John Robitaille has promised that, as Governor, he will ensure that every citizen will have a voice at the State House. And we are confident this promise applies to human beings at every stage of development," RIRTL director Barth Bracy told LifeNews.com.
He said he urges pro-lifers throughout Rhode Island to unite in support of Robitaille’s gubernatorial campaign.
RIRTL PAC chair Lisa Torrado added, “Innocent human lives hang in the balance. We believe that, like Gov. Carcieri, John Robitaille will stand up for the inalienable Right to Life of the unborn, the elderly, and the disabled.”
The latest poll from Rasmussen Reports released in May finds Chafee leading with 35 percent, Caprio with 32 percent and Robitaille with 25 percent.
The results of prior polls from January to May show Chafee bouncing around the mid 30s, Caprio moving from the high 20s to the low 30s and Robitaille moving up consistently from 12 percent to his current standing.
Rhode Island Right to Life has been actively involved in the elections over the last two weeks.
It spoke out against pro-abortion Rhode Island General Treasurer candidate Gina Raimondo and Emily’s List’s endorsement of her.
And it announced its support for Dr. Ernest Greco for Congress in the 2nd congressional district. Greco will take on Democrat Jim Langevin, who campaigned as a pro-life Democrat but has voted for abortion funding and embryonic stem cell research.
Related web sites:
Rhode Island Right to Life – http://www.rirtl.org
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