Cybercast News Service
Rejection Of GOP Platform
By Fred Lucas
Citing a pro-life voting record and electability, the nation's largest pro-life organization endorsed Republican Fred Thompson for president Tuesday.
The endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) comes
just weeks after Thompson said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he
opposes "criminalizing" abortion and that he does not support the call for a pro-life amendment to the Constitution in the Republican Party platform.
"We could not endorse Fred Thompson based on our criteria" in a primary or general election, Colleen Parro, executive director of the Republican National Coalition for Life, told Cybercast News Service.
"All I can say is our criteria for endorsement is a candidate who supports a human life amendment to the Constitution and will work for it - someone who will support every issue with respect to life, including embryonic stem cells and end-of-life issues," she added.
The Republican Party platform has included a pro-life plank since 1984 that supports a "human life amendment" and endorses "legislation to make it clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."
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