Missouri Pro-Life Group Highlights Jay Nixon’s Pro-Abortion Views, Flip-Flop

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 29, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Missouri Pro-Life Group Highlights Jay Nixon’s Pro-Abortion Views, Flip-Flop

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 29
, 2008

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — A new Missouri pro-life group is highlighting the pro-abortion views of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon. Missourians United for Life is airing a new radio ad that says not only is Nixon pro-abortion but points out he offended pro-life voters by flip-flopping on the issue.

The group points out that when Nixon ran for the Missouri Senate in 1986 and subsequently for the U.S. Senate in 1988, he took a pro-life position.

Now, Nixon is pro-abortion and he upset pro-life advocates when he refused to defend state abortion limits in court and Gov. Matt Blunt was forced to hire an outside attorney to do so.

The new ads label Nixon as "the most anti-life statewide candidate to ever run for office."

Ed Martin, Blunt’s former chief of staff and a MUL leader, says, "Electing (Nixon) would mean that lives would be ended as he and his allies would seek abortion-on-demand paid for by tax dollars and would likely support euthanasia of our seniors."

Nixon faces pro-life Rep. Kenny Hulshof for the gubernatorial race. Hulshof enjoys the backing of pro-life groups and has a 100 percent pro-life voting record from the National Right to Life Committee.

Hulshof has the support of Missouri Right to Life and the group says he is suitable to replace Blunt, who is not running again.

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