by Steven Ertelt
December 7, 2007
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Another pro-life organization has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, this time in Wisconsin. The Right to Life group there told LifeNews.com Thursday that its political action committee strongly supports the pro-life former Tennessee senator because of his background and record.
Susan Armacost, the director of the group’s political action committee said her organization is "proud to endorse Fred Thompson."
"Fred Thompson’s stellar 100% right to life voting record and his personal commitment to the protection of human life is deeply appreciated by our organization," she added.
Despite Thompson holding steady or falling in some recent polls, Armacost said Wisconsin Right to Life "strongly believes in his ability to win the presidential election."
Wisconsin Right to Life cited some of the same considerations for endorsing Thompson as South Carolina Citizens for Life did when it endorsed him this week and a West Virginia pro-life group did the week before.
Right to Life of Wyoming has backed the former attorney and actor as well.
Armacost pointed out that Thompson voted 100 percent pro-life on abortion-related issues while serving in the Senate and that he has campaigned on a pro-life position.
"Thompson consistently opposed the use of taxpayer dollars to promote or pay for abortion in the United States and overseas. He supported all of the many pro-life measures such as parental notice prior to a minor’s abortion," she explained.
She said Thompson opposes Roe v. Wade and wants the landmark ruling overturned so states can again have the opportunity to protect unborn children.
Thompson also takes a pro-life stand on bioethics issues by opposing assisted suicide and euthanasia as well as embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.
The Wisconsin Right to Life PAC endorsement follows the lead of the National Right to Life Committee PAC which endorsed Thompson several weeks ago.