by Steven Ertelt
February 7, 2008
Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — Just hours after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney withdrew from the race, a statewide pro-life group in Kansas sent out news that it has endorsed Mike Huckabee. Kansans for Life is a prominent pro-life organization in the Midwestern state and its endorsement could help Huckabee during Saturday’s caucus vote.
Christine Ostroski, the Kansans for Life Political Action Committee director, told LifeNews.com that "Mike Huckabee had the kind of pro-life record that Kansans envy" as governor of Arkansas.
She contrasted Huckabee’s record with that of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a strong abortion advocate.
"While we’ve been labeled the late-term abortion capitol of America, our neighbors in Arkansas had Governor Huckabee fighting for everything from a ban on human cloning to pro-life license plates," Ostroski said. "His record is outstanding."
Kansans for Life said it urges all Kansans taking part in Saturday’s Republican caucus to give their support to Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee said he appreciated the endorsement and said he would continue to be a leader in the fight to recognize the value of even the smallest human life.
"What I accomplished as Governor proves that there is a lot more that a pro-life President can do than wait for a Supreme Court vacancy," he said.
"I will do everything I can to promote a pro-life agenda and pass pro-life legislation," Huckabee added. "If I am saddled with a Democrat Congress, I’ll veto any pro-abortion legislation they pass. I will staff all relevant positions with pro-life appointees."
Huckabee also said he would use his position as president to "change hearts and minds, to move this country from a culture of death to a culture of life."
He added, "I have no desire to throw women in jail, I just want to stop throwing babies in the garbage."
Huckabee plans to attend campaign events in Olathe, Wichita, Topeka and Garden City, Kansas on Friday.
Related web sites:
Kansans for Life – https://www.kfl.org