Apr 21 2014
|Contact||For Immediate Release|
|April 21, 2014|
Topeka - The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, and the Kansans for Life Political Action Committee (KFL) today endorsed U.S. Senator Pat Roberts for re-election.
“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.
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, added “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. 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.”
“It has never been as important as it is now to re-elect a man with the record and seniority of Senator Pat Roberts,” Kansans for Life Executive Director Mary Kay Culp said. “Should the Senate be returned to Republican hands as expected this fall, with the prospect of the presidency two years hence, Roberts would be situated as no other Kansas candidate could be to accomplish a goal he and a majority of Americans desire: ending Obamacare’s brazenly dishonest and ultimately dangerous takeover of America’s health care.”
The National Right to Life Committee’s endorsement also highlighted Senator Roberts’ tireless efforts to defend life by fighting Obamacare, including his bill, 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. They also commended Senator Roberts on introducing the Repeal Rationing in Support of Life Act, which targets the four key rationing components of Obamacare and was endorsed by the NRLC earlier this year.
The Kansans for Life endorsement highlighted Senator Roberts’ record of successful leadership related to two Obama nominees, and his actions to expose and protect Americans from Obamacare’s mandated rationing and denial of care.
Senator Roberts thanked the NRLC and KFL for their endorsements saying, “From conception to natural death the life of every Kansan, every American, every human should be honored and protected. The right to life is the most fundamental right we have, and defending it is one of my top priorities as a public servant. I sincerely thank the National Right to Life Committee and the dedicated folks at Kansans for Life, especially my friend Mary Kay Culp, for this endorsement.”
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.
Kansans for Life is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to protecting and defending the right to life of all humans from the moment of conception to natural death, and the Kansas Affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. KFL’s political action committee endorses pro-life candidates during elections.