Missouri Pro-Life Senate Candidate Roy Blunt Gets Pro-Life Group’s Endorsement
by Steven Ertelt
July 13, 2010
Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Missouri pro-life U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt has picked up another endorsement from a pro-life organization — this time from the Susan B. Anthony List. SBA announced its support today for the congressman, who faces pro-abortion opponent Robin Carnahan in November.
SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said of the endorsement: The Senate is in great need of the pro-life statesmanship."
"Roy Blunt has already proven time and again to possess. His commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in the federal health care legislation and in every aspect of federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress," she added.
Ironically, Roy Blunt represents womens real views and needs on the issue of abortion far better than does his female opponent, Dannenfelser said of the pro-abortion EMILYs List-endorsed candidate and vocal abortion supporter Carnahan.
SBA Lists endorsement of male candidates is rare as the group only endorses those opposing women who advocate abortion.
Dannenfelser complained that, as Secretary of State in 2007, Carnahan misrepresented a ballot initiative to increase screening for coerced abortions by including in the summary language stating that the initiative included banning abortions, which increased the difficulty of gaining needed signatures for the petition.
After receiving negative media attention and being accused of working closely with Planned Parenthood to craft the loaded summary, Carnahan later approved language indicating that the law did not intend to make currently lawful abortion, unlawful.
A poll at the end of June from Rasmussen Reports found Blunt with 48 percent compared with 43 percent for Carnahan. Three percent favor some other candidate and six percent of Missouri voters remain undecided.
Blunt is aided by the 61 percent of Show Me State voters who favor repeal of the recently passed abortion-funding health care law which Blunt voted against as a member of Congress. Just 35 percent oppose repeal.
Blunt and Carnahan, both members of prominent Missouri political families, are expected to win their respective party primaries on August 3.
The Missouri Right to Life political action committee announced earlier in June its support for Blunt and noted Carnahan is pro-abortion.
As a seven-term Congressman, Rep. Blunt has been a consistent voice for life with a 100% pro-life voting record.
Missouri Right to Life greatly appreciates Roy Blunt’s commitment to the sanctity of human life, the group told LifeNews.com in making the endorsement announcement.
"Missouri Right to Life PAC urges Missourians who respect life to strongly support Roy Blunt’s campaign," Pam Fichter, the president of Missouri Right to Life, said.
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