National Pro-Life Group Endorses Mike Rounds for Senate in South Dakota

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 3, 2014   |   4:36PM   |   Pierre, SD

The National Right to Life Committee today endorsed pro-life Governor Mike Rounds in his campaign for United States Senate.

“As governor, Mike Rounds was an outspoken leader in the fight to protect innocent human life in South Dakota,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “Mike Rounds is needed in the U.S. Senate to help protect the most defenseless among us – unborn children and those who are medically dependent or disabled.”

mikeroundsIn 2006, Rounds signed legislation that would ban virtually all abortions in the state.

“In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society,” Rounds said.

“The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them,” he added.

In its endorsement, National Right to Life told LifeNews:

The strong pro-life position held by Gov. Rounds stands in sharp contrast with his opponent, Rick Weiland, who supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason.

Mike Rounds supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – groundbreaking legislation that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks on the basis that these children are capable of feeling excruciating pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods. Mike Rounds opposes using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion.

Rick Weiland supports President Obama’s health care law – Obamacare – which provides government funding for health plans that pay for abortion on demand, and will result in the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments. Mike Rounds is needed in the U.S. Senate to help reverse the abortion-expanding and the healthcare rationing effects of that law.