Kansas: Pro-Life Groups Endorse Senator Pat Roberts for Re-Election

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 21, 2014   |   1:36PM   |   Topeka, KS

Sen. Pat Roberts today received the endorsement from two pro-life groups for his re-election bid.

The National Right to Life Committee joined with the Kansans for Life Political Action Committee in issuing a strong endorsement for his bid for another term in the Senate, which pro-life advocates hope to reclaim from pro-abortion Democrats who currently control the chamber.

kanslogo“During his entire service in the U.S. Senate, Senator Roberts has compiled a 100% pro-life voting record, and he has been a key supporter of every major pro-life initiative,” said Douglas Johnson, National Right to Life legislative director. “Currently, Senator Roberts is a co-sponsor of S.1670, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – groundbreaking legislation to protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.”

Johnson told LifeNews Roberts voted against enactment of Obamacare – a law that created a national program of massive federal subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion, and imposes rationing of lifesaving medical care.

He said Senator Roberts again demonstrated his pro-life commitment on April 1, 2014,when he introduced the Repeal Rationing in Support of Life Act, which targets the four key rationing components of Obamacare identified in a March 6, 2014, report by the National Right to Life Committee’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics, “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” available at www.nrlc.org/communications/healthcarereport.

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“Senator Pat Roberts, who has been a tireless campaigner for the right to life, has since 2009 repeatedly taken a leadership role in fighting rationing of life-saving medical treatment, food, and fluids,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Senator Roberts has consistently hammered against a very dangerous aspect of Obamacare – how it limits the right to use one’s own money to get health coverage for expensive life-saving care. More Americans are now becoming aware of this vital issue.”

Earlier this year, Roberts also introduced the Restoring Access to Medication Act, which repeals the provision of Obamacare that limits a patient’s right to purchase over-the-counter products with their own money.

Kansans for Life Executive Director Mary Kay Culp said, “It is vitally important to re-elect a man with the record and seniority of Senator Pat Roberts. Should the Senate be returned to Republican hands this fall, with the prospect of the presidency two years hence, Roberts would be situated as no other Kansas candidate could be to play a key role in ending Obamacare’s brazenly dishonest and ultimately dangerous takeover of America’s health care.”