WASHINGTON –National Right to Life has endorsed pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate election. Blackburn faces former governor Phil Bredesen (D) in the November 6 general election.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Marsha Blackburn, whose position on life reflects the true values of Tennessee’s voters,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “There is a stark contrast between Marsha Blackburn, who supports legal protection for unborn children, and Phil Bredesen, who supports a policy of abortion on demand. As governor, Bredesen wouldn’t even sign a pro-life license plate law to raise funds for pregnancy resource centers.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn is the lead sponsor of H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which, if enacted, would require that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child at the same gestational age.”
Marsha Blackburn co-sponsored and voted for 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 being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn has a 100% pro-life voting record throughout her years of service in Congress. Blackburn opposes abortion on demand, and she opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion.