by Steven Ertelt
November 14, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — One day after National Right to Life endorsed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, the leader of a national pregnancy center organization says he’s backing Mike Huckabee. Tom Glessner, an attorney and the head of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, says he supports the former Arkansas governor.
NIFLA, a pro-life law firm which provides legal and other services for over 1,100 pregnancy centers across the country, isn’t backing a candidate, but Glessner is doing so personally.
Glessner issued his endorsement in a letter to the more than 2,500 pregnancy centers nationwide and told LifeNews.com about his decision.
"Forty-nine million abortions since 1973 is a moral blight upon our land that must be corrected and 1.2 million abortions a year continues to break the very heart and soul of this nation," Glessner said.
"Our next president must be a person who believes this within the foundations of his soul. And we need a president who has the moral convictions and commitment to work to end the cultural nightmare of abortion," Glessner explained.
"I am convinced that Governor Huckabee is that person," he concluded.
Earlier this month, Huckabee said he favors an amendment to the Constitution that protects human life and will ban abortions on a nationwide scale.
"I’ve always supported the passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life," Huckabee said. "As President, I will fight for passage of a human life amendment."
"My position on the sanctity of life has always been clear and consistent," Huckabee added. "No candidate has a stronger record on the sanctity of life than I do."
Huckabee said that when he served as governor, he pushed for a similar amendment on the state level.
Glessner has served as CEO of NIFLA for fifteen years and has been in a national leadership role in the pro-life movement since 1987.