by Steven Ertelt
December 17, 2007
Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) — A statewide pro-life organization in Minnesota is the latest to issue an endorsement for Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson. The former Tennessee senator is one of several pro-life candidates on the GOP side but he’s racked up the most official endorsements from pro-life groups.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life is the latest to back Thompson’s candidacy and its endorsement follows on the heels of those from pro-life groups in South Carolina, Wyoming, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and New York.
MCCL executive director Scott Fischbach told LifeNews.com that, “His record and his positions on issues affecting life have earned Thompson our support for president."
The organization says Thompson has had a strong, consistent pro-life record throughout his political career.
It highlighted how Thompson opposes the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that allowed virtually unlimited abortion and wants it reversed.
"During his eight years in the United States Senate, Thompson always opposed using tax dollars to promote or pay for abortion and supported the many pro-life measures such as parental notice and consent," the organization added.
MCCL also appreciates that Thompson is on record as opposing embryonic stem cell research and human cloning but promoting ethical alternatives that don’t involve the destruction of human life.
Fischbach said his group’s endorsement follows National Right to Life, which backed Thompson in November.
Looking at endorsements from other statewide pro-life groups, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has the backing of Georgia Right to Life and Michigan Chooses Life.
Related web sites:
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life – https://www.mccl.org