Pro-Life Republican Group Makes Endorsements for Key Senate, House Races
by Steven Ertelt
October 17, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group that works within the Republican Party to keep it pro-life has issued a list of endorsements for pro-life candidates in some key Senate and House races across the country. The Republican National Coalition for Life says the list includes some of the strongest pro-life candidates in the nation.
"The criteria upon which we established the questions are based on the pro-life principles stated in Republican National Platforms since 1984," the group told LifeNews.com in a statement.
Those principles include strong opposition to abortion, support for a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution, recognition of the scientific fact that human life begins at conception, and opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia.
"Candidates who seek endorsement by RNC/Life PAC must accept the scientific fact that a human being comes into existence at fertilization/conception and deserves legal protection until natural death," the group says.
"They must oppose the legal right to abortion if the baby was conceived through rape or incest, has a physical handicap or genetic defect, or in the case of the health of the mother as defined in Doe v. Bolton," it added.
While not an exhaustive list of pro-life candidates for Congress, the list includes some of the candidates in top races across the country.
Colorado Senate candidate Bob Schaffer and New Mexico Senate candidate Steve Pearce are the two main Senate candidates on the list.
Endorsed candidates from the House of Representatives facing tough races include Marilyn Musgrave and Doug Lamborn in Colorado, Andy Harris in Maryland, and Jean Schmidt in Ohio.
The full list includes:
Arizona – CD-01 Sydney Hay and CD-02 Trent Franks
Colorado – U.S. Senate Bob Schaffer, CD-04 Marilyn Musgrave and CD-05 Doug Lamborn
Delaware – U.S. Senate Christine ODonnell
Georgia – CD-13 Deborah Honeycutt
Idaho – CD-01 Bill Sali
Iowa – CD-05 Steve King
Maryland – CD-01 Andy Harris, CD-08 Steven J. Hudson
Michigan – CD-07 Tim Walberg
New Jersey – CD-04 Chris Smith
New Mexico – U.S. Senate Steve Pearce
Ohio – CD-02 Jean Schmidt
Oklahoma – CD-04 Tom Cole, CD-05 Mary Fallin
Texas – CD-04 Ralph Hall, CD-22 Pete Olson
Related web sites:
Republican National Coalition for Life – https://www.rnclife.org
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