WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee, the oldest and largest pro-life group in the nation, today endorsed Governor Mike Rounds in his campaign for United States Senate.
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.
“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.”
Involved in every election since Ronald Reagan’s election to the presidency, National Right to Life Political Action Committee (NRL PAC) was formed in 1979 as the political arm of National Right to Life. Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.