On April 24, voters in Arizona’s 8th congressional district will go to the polls to determine who will replace pro-life former Rep. Trent Franks.
The contest is a classic pro-life/pro-abortion faceoff between state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R), supported by National Right to Life, and Dr. Hiral Tipirneni (D), who is supported by the three major pro-abortion political action committees.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse state Senator Debbie Lesko, whose position on life reflects the true values of Arizona’s voters,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “There is a stark contrast between Debbie Lesko, who supports legal protection for unborn children, and Hiral Tipirneni, who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”
Debbie Lesko supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – legislation to protect unborn children by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when she is being killed by dismemberment or other late term abortion methods.
Lesko’s opponent, Hiral Tipirneni (D), supports abortion on demand. Tipirneni is endorsed by the radical pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She is also supported by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Tipirneni supports using tax dollars to pay for abortion on demand. In contrast, Debbie Lesko opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion.
The latest polls show the contest a virtual dead heat.
LifeNews Note: Karen Cross is the political director for the National Right to Life Committee.