National Right to Life Endorses Pro-Life Dan Sullivan in Alaska Senate Race

State   National Right to Life   Aug 20, 2014   |   5:15PM    Juneau, AK

The National Right to Life Committee today endorsed Dan Sullivan for U.S. Senate in his campaign to unseat Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska).

“As attorney general, Dan Sullivan has been an outspoken leader in the fight to protect innocent human lives in Alaska,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “Dan Sullivan will bring his strong pro-life leadership to the U.S. Senate.”

dansullivanSullivan’s strong pro-life position stands in sharp contrast with Senator Mark Begich, who has a 100% pro-abortion voting record in the U.S. Senate, and who supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason.

While attorney general, Dan Sullivan worked to defend the constitutionality of Alaska’s Parental Notification Initiative Act. In the U.S. Senate, Sullivan has said that he will vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – legislation, already approved by the U.S. House, that would protect unborn children in the sixth month or later, who are capable of feeling excruciating pain during abortions. Begich has said he will vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, thereby keeping these late abortions legal.

Sen. Begich’s pro-abortion position is so extreme that he is a co-sponsor of S.1696, legislation so radical that it has been referred to as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act.” This bill, if enacted, would invalidate nearly all state and federal limitations on abortion, including laws that protect individuals and private hospitals from being compelled to provide or participate in abortions.

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Mark Begich voted for Obamacare, which provides government funding for health plans that pay for abortion on demand, and will result in the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments. Dan Sullivan is needed in the U.S. Senate to help reverse the abortion-expanding and rationing effects of that law.

“The most vulnerable members of our human family deserve better than Mark Begich’s extreme abortion policies,” said Tobias. “Alaska’s mothers and their unborn children deserve someone who will give them a voice in the U.S. Senate. They deserve Dan Sullivan.”