by Steven Ertelt
December 20, 2007
Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — When Republican voters consider the candidates for the GOP presidential primary, the statewide pro-life group in Virginia says they should consider Fred Thompson. The Virginia Society for Human Life told LifeNews.com on Thursday that its political action committee has endorsed the Tennessee senator.
Brenda Fastabend, the president of the group, the oldest statewide pro-life organization in the nation, says "Fred Thompson is a stellar candidate for President of the United States."
"Fred Thompson’s one hundred percent pro-life voting record compiled during his eight years’ service in the U.S. Senate, speaks volumes for his integrity and statesmanship," Fastabend explained.
"In the eyes of Virginians who care about the dignity and sanctity of human life and the most basic freedom upon which our nation was founded — the right to life — Fred Thompson is a leader of great promise for the office of president," she told LifeNews.com.
Fastabend cited the same pro-life record that has prompted other state pro-life organizations across the nation to throw their support behind Thompson.
She indicated he had a 100 percent pro-life voting record on abortion and bioethics issues when he served in the Senate.
Fastabend added that Thompson believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned so states can again ban abortions and pointed out Thompson’s commitment to opposing embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.
With the Virginia group’s endorsement, it joins a growing list of statewide pro-life groups backing Thompson, including North Carolina, California, Minnesota, Vermont, South Carolina, Wyoming, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and New York.
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.
Other pro-life advocates have endorsed Huckabee and pro-life leaders Jim Bopp, a highly-regarded attorney, and Dr. Jack Willke, widely considered to be one of the founders of the pro-life movement, have backed Mitt Romney.
Several of the organizations making endorsements have said they oppose Rudy Giuliani’s attempt to win the GOP nomination because of his pro-abortion position.
Related web sites:
Virginia Society for Human Life – https://www.vshl.org