by Steven Ertelt
January 30, 2008
Juneau, AK (LifeNews.com) — Alaska Right to Life is the latest statewide pro-life group to endorse Mike Huckabee for the Republican nomination for president. Huckabee finished fourth in the Florida primary on Tuesday night but he is soldiering on towards the Super Tuesday contests and hoping to capture some southern states and smaller states like Alaska.
Christopher Kurka, a member of the board of Alaska Right to Life, told LifeNews.com that Huckabee is the best candidate on pro-life issues of the four left in the race.
"Alaska Right To Life is pleased to announce our endorsement of former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee for President," he said.
"Gov. Huckabee has a long track record of supporting pro-life legislation. He is the only top tier candidate who is genuinely committed to fighting for the sanctity of human life," Kurka added.
Kurka said the governor spoke to the board during a January 17 board meeting and told the group’s leaders that it’s not enough to just support the reversal of Roe v. Wade. He said pro-life advocates should press for a human life amendment to the Constitution.
"You can’t have fifty versions of what one person can do to another… (it’s) not a political issue it is a moral issue," Huckabee told the group.
With its endorsement, Alaska Right to Life joins its sister groups in Georgia, Montana, Tennessee, Arizona and Missouri in endorsing Huckabee.
After the Florida primary, pro-abortion candidate Rudy Giuliani is dropping out of the contest. That leads John McCain, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, who all oppose abortion.
Huckabee and Paul also oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, Romney supports some embryonic stem cell research but not federal funding, while McCain has repeatedly voted for funding.
Related web sites:
Alaska Right to Life – https://www.alaskarighttolife.org