Michigan Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney for President
by Steven Ertelt | Lansing, MI | LifeNews.com | 9/19/12 4:21 PM
The Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee is the latest pro-life group to issue an endorsement for Mitt Romney, as he faces pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Right to Life of Michigan PAC has made endorsements in nearly 300 races including national, state, judicial and local elections. At the top of the ticket, Right to Life of Michigan PAC has endorsed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for president and vice-president. The pro-life group also has endorsed Pete Hoekstra for the U.S. Senate.
Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “We are working to educate the public in Michigan about the pro-life values of Mitt Romney and Pete Hoekstra while contrasting those prolife beliefs with the extreme pro-abortion positions of President Barack Obama and Senator Debbie Stabenow.
“People in our state are unaware that both President Obama and Senator Stabenow support tax-funded abortions and did not support a ban on partial-birth abortion. President Obama even opposed legislation to prohibit sex-selection abortions,” she told LifeNews.
Listing said, “The 2012 election is incredibly important for the most vulnerable members of our society. Will our society and government continue down a path where defenseless human beings are not protected or will we elect people willing to defend the defenseless and be a voice for the voiceless?”
To help voters this election year, the Right to Life of Michigan PAC makes it easy for voters to identify endorsed prolife candidates for the November 6 election.
The Right to Life of Michigan News listing RLM-PAC endorsed candidates will reach more than 270,000 homes in Michigan. An additional resource for voters is the online option of generating a Personal Prolife Ballot at the Right to Life of Michigan web site. The My Prolife Vote web page at http://www.rtl.org/myprolifevote offers voter information, candidate comparisons and records on life issues.
Earlier this year, the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Romney.
“On pro-life issues, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama provide a stark contrast. As the country’s most pro-abortion president, Barack Obama has pursued a radical pro-abortion agenda,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “It is now time for pro-life Americans to unite behind Mitt Romney. For the sake of unborn children, the disabled, and the elderly, we must win.”
NRLC says Romney has taken a strong pro-life position and is committed to implementing policies to protect the unborn, the medically dependent and disabled, and the elderly.
“Romney opposes abortion and has called the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, “a big mistake.” Romney has expressed his support of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion,” the pro-life group explained. “Romney has also stated he believes the Obama health care law should be repealed. The Obama health care law would open the door to federal subsidies for abortion coverage and rationing of lifesaving medical care. He has also stated that, if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.”
In a statement responding to the endorsement, Romney thanked the pro-life organization.
“The National Right to Life Committee has been on the front lines of the fight to protect the unborn and uphold the sanctity of life,” he said. “I appreciate their leadership and the tireless commitment of their nationwide grassroots pro-life effort. I am grateful for their support and honored by the trust they have placed in me. And I look forward to working together to carry out the great responsibility of defending and protecting innocent human life.”
Right to Life says Romney’s pro-life views are a stark contrast to the pro-abortion record President Barack Obama has crafted.
“In comparison, since taking office in January 2009, President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for abortion and has unceasingly worked to expand funding of and access to abortion,” National Right to Life said. “He rescinded the Mexico City Policy, threatened to veto the entire federal spending bill – forcing a government shutdown – rather than accept a provision cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Obama also threatened to veto the Protect Life Act, which would repeal the abortion-expanding provisions of his health care law, and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would permanently prohibit any federal program from funding elective abortion.”
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“Additionally, President Obama championed the so-called Affordable Care Act while opposing pro-life amendments in the Senate. As enacted, the law will result in federal funding of health plans that pay for elective abortion, and will lead to large-scale rationing of lifesaving medical treatments,” NRLC continued.
Tobias concluded: “We are extremely gratified that every candidate who has run for the Republican nomination for president took a pro-life position and kept the life issues at the forefront of the race. We look forward to Mitt Romney’s election as our next pro-life president on November 6th.”
The endorsement comes at the same that a national pro-life women’s group, the Susan B. Anthony List, also endorsed Romney and said he would promote pro-life policies as president.