by Steven Ertelt
January 27, 2008
Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — Mike Huckabee has picked up a second endorsement from a pro-life group in recent days as the Arizona Right to Life organization’s political action committee says it’s getting behind the former Arkansas governor. Huckabee has received the support of pro-life groups in Missouri, Georgia and Montana.
David Roney, the chair of the Arizona Right to Life PAC told LifeNews.com that it decided to weigh in on the Republican presidential race.
It gave Huckabee its backing because of his "strong pro-life record and ongoing activism on behalf of the right to life movement," he said.
"After reviewing all the candidates, we think Mike is by far the biggest activist to work for our cause and respect life," Roney added. "He has the best record of being a pro-life activist among all the candidates."
In a letter of endorsement, the Arizona Right to Life PAC touted his continued devotion to
restoring our nation’s respect and protection for life is evident in both his words and his actions. The group said it’s pleased to give their support to Governor Huckabee as the candidate who best represents their ongoing mission to respect life at all its stages.
Huckabee responded positively to the endorsement in the statement sent to LifeNews.com.
"I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the Arizona Right to Life PAC," Huckabee said. "My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering."
"I fully support the Arizona Right to Life PAC in their mission to preserve and protect the sanctity of life and welcome their endorsement," Huckabee added. "I am proud to restate my commitment to do everything I can to promote a pro-life agenda and pass pro-life legislation as president."