Alabama Pro-Life Group Endorses Candidates in Upcoming 2010 Elections
by Steven Ertelt
October 5, 2010
Montgomery, AL (LifeNews.com) — When pro-life voters go to the polls in Alabama in November, the political action committee of Alabama Citizens For Life hopes they will keep in mind a list of its endorsed candidates. The group, and its parent group National Right to Life have endorsed a list both federal and state candidates.
For Senate, the pro-life groups support Sen. Richard Shelby in his bid for re-election, where polls show he should have no trouble.
In the races for Congress, the pro-life candidates the groups support include incumbent Reps. Robert Aderholt, Spencer Bacchus, Joe Bonner, Bobby Bright, and Mike Rogers.
Mo Brooks, who won the Republican primary and, if elected, would replace pro-life Rep. Parker Griffith, also has the support of the pro-life groups.
Looking at the statewide races, Alabama Citizens For Life is supporting Robert Bentley in his race against Ron Sparks in their battle to replace term-limited pro-life Gov. Bob Riley.
Kay Ivey, the state treasurer, has the ACL endorsement for Lieutenant Governor, Luther Strange has the attorney general nod, Beth Chapman is the pro-life candidate for Secretary of State, and John McMillan has the endorsement for state agricultural commissioner.
"The candidates listed are recognized by AL Citizens For Life Political Action Committee to be ‘the pro-life candidates’ we recommend voters support in the upcoming November elections as they have a proven track record of sponsoring and supporting laws that will protect innocent human life," the group’s president Cheryl Ciamarra told LifeNews.com in a statement.
"Often voters do not know where candidates stand on life issues such as abortion, infanticide, human cloning, euthanasia and healthcare rationing," she said. "ACLPAC surveys candidates to determine their views on these important issues and provides those candidates with pro-life views an endorsement to inform voters on this issue."
Ciamarra said the endorsements for the state legislature are particularly important so more can be done to reduce abortions in Alabama.
"Although a number of respect life measures were introduced in both chambers of the Alabama state legislature, no right to life bills came to the floor in the Alabama State Senate in recent years," she said.
The group’s web site has a complete list of the endorsed candidates.
Related web sites:
Alabama Citizens for Life – https://www.AL4Life.org
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