by Steven Ertelt
January 15, 2008
Columbia, SC (LifeNews.com) — Fred Thompson’s campaign is rolling out a new television commercial in South Carolina and it touts his pro-life record and endorsements from key pro-life organizations. The ad could help energize voters behind the former Tennessee senator, who is making the southern state a win-or-go-home state.
As the Thompson campaign relayed to LifeNews.com, the new 30-second commercial titled, "Always," assures Republican voters there he "always will be" a president who advances conservative principles like pro-life values.
"Friends, we’re in a fight for our conservative values," Thompson tells voters as he looks into the camera.
"I’m 100 percent pro-life, that’s why South Carolina Citizens for Life endorsed me," he adds, pointing to the support the state’s leading pro-life group has given him.
Thompson has also earned the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee.
Although he enjoys the support of pro-life groups, Thompson’s campaign floundered in November and December as he was perceived as lackluster in his presidential bid compared with other candidates.
As a result, Thompson finished third in Iowa, back in the pack in New Hampshire and will likely not place in the top three in Michigan in today’s primary.
However, he has shown a renewed vigor in South Carolina and hopes a win there will put his campaign back on track. Anything other than a win or a very strong second place could force Thompson to exit the race.
The other Republican candidates in the race have also campaigned on a pro-life platform on abortion, except for Rudy Giuliani who backs legalized abortion.