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For immediate release: Thursday, August 13, 2020
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE ENDORSES
BILL HAGERTY FOR ELECTION TO THE U.S. SENATE
WASHINGTON — National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide, has endorsed Bill Hagerty for election to the United States Senate from Tennessee.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Bill Hagerty for election to the U.S. Senate,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Bill Hagerty supports compassionate proposals to safeguard unborn children and their mothers from the pain of abortion.”
Bill Hagerty supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would 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.
Bill Hagerty supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This Act would require that a baby born alive during an abortion be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child delivered at the same gestational age.
Bill Hagerty opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion, and he opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.
For immediate release: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
JOE BIDEN CHOOSES SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS AS HIS RUNNING MATE, NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE DOCUMENTS HER 0% PRO-LIFE VOTING RECORD
WASHINGTON—Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden today announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would be his vice-presidential running mate. By picking Senator Harris, Joe Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to abortion on demand at any time for any reason and paid for by taxpayers. Kamala Harris is the poster child for the extreme pro-abortion position of the Democratic Party.
As a U.S. senator, Kamala Harris has a 0% rating from the National Right to Life Committee. By contrast, Sen. Harris’ abortion extremism earned her a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
“Sen. Harris supports a policy of abortion on demand at any time, any where, and under any circumstances,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Sadly, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris see the lives of precious unborn babies as expendable. Joe Biden could not have picked a more extreme pro-abortion running mate.” Tobias added, “Sen. Harris is so extreme on abortion she opposes even the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks, when they are capable of feeling excruciating pain during dismemberment or other late abortion methods.”
Vote Pro-Life in Tennessee: August 6, 2020 Primary
Together, with God's help, Pro-life Tennesseans have made great strides during the past 15 years in the enactment of constitutionally-enforceable laws drafted and lobbied by Tennessee Right to Life. Among them:
Pro-Life Amendment 1 to Tennessee Constitution
Tennessee's Human Life Protection Act
Informed consent for women and girls considering abortion
48-hour waiting period
Anti-coercion policy & required posting inside abortion facilities
Sale of fetal remains prohibited
Preferential treatment for Planned Parenthood stripped from state law
Title X government funds redirected away from Planned Parenthood
Statewide hotline for reporting abortion facility abuses
Choose Life plate supporting pro-life agencies and programs
Ban on dispensing RU 486 by telemedicine / skype
Unborn Victims of Violence Act at all stages of gestation
Viability assessment required and post-viability abortions banned
Natural childbirth over abortion established as state's preference
However, the greatest challenges still remain before Tennessee's pro-life movement as we seek to restore full legal protection to innocent human life.
In previous years, Tennessee Right to Life PAC has based our endorsements on objective criteria, following careful review of candidate surveys, voting records, public statements and statewide meetings between candidates and 15 members of the TRL Endorsement Committee. However, in 2020 due to the restrictions on in-person meetings throughout the state, we were unable to meet with candidates and also due to the current legislative votes on bills that contain unenforceable elements not supported by TN Right to Life, endorsements are not being made. Please click here to see the current voting records of legislators.
Tennessee Right to Life urges every Tennessean concerned for the unborn, the elderly and medically vulnerable to carefully consider candidate positions and votes. Working together we will continue to meet the challenges and hasten the day when every life is protected by the laws of our communities, state and nation.