Fred Thompson's campaign picked up another endorsement today and it continued the trend of steady support from Pro-Life groups.
Pro-Life groups are a key constituency of the Republican coalition, accounting for as much as 25% of the voters in key states.
Virginia Society for Human Life, the oldest right to life organization in the country and the state's affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee announced their support for Fred Thompson.
Virginia SHL is the ninth state right to life organization to fall in behind the National Right to Life committee in endorsing Senator Thompson for President.
"Fred Thompson is a stellar candidate for President of the United States," said VSHL President Brenda Fastabend. "Fred Thompson's one hundred percent pro-life voting record compiled during his eight years of service in the U.S. Senate, speaks volumes for his integrity and statesmanship."
"In the eyes of Virginians who care about the dignity and sanctity of human life and the most basic freedom upon which our nation was founded , the right to life, Fred Thompson is a leader of great promise for the office of president."
Virginia Society for Human Life, Inc., is a voluntary and non-denominational organization united in the belief that the human being in his innate dignity and worth should be safeguarded by law at every stage of biological development. Through education and legislative activity, the Society's purpose is to promote measures which will insure protection for all innocent human life.
Thompson was grateful that yet another conservative grassroots organization has chosen to add their endorsement to the growing list of Thompson supporters.
"I'm blessed and honored to have the endorsement of the Virginia Society for Human Life for President of the United States," said Senator Thompson. "Virginia Society for Human Life is the oldest right to life organization in the country, and they know I stood with them yesterday, I stand with them today, and will stand with them tomorrow. VSHL and right to life organizations coast to coast who have endorsed by candidacy know I have the ability to win this election. They know I believe in the sanctity of life and as President I will do all that I can to do to protect life."In a further statement after the announcement, Thompson's commitment to the sanctity of life was laid out and expanded upon.
"Fred Thompson is pro-life. He believes in the sanctity of human life and that every life is worthy of respect. He had a 100% pro-life voting record in the Senate and believes Roe v. Wade was a bad decision that ought to be overturned."
"He consistently opposed federal funding to promote or pay for abortion and supported the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, the Child Custody Protection Act, and President Reagan's Mexico City policy. While Fred Thompson supports adult stem cell research, he opposes embryonic stem cell research. He also opposes human cloning."
Over the last 4 or 5 weeks, the Thompson campaign has lined up an impressive array of grassroots conservative groups behind the Senator from Tennessee.
While some journalists have labeled the Thompson campaign as "lethargic", the list of conservative organizations for Thompson has grown.
The quiet additions of these groups will not likely catch the attention of "Big Media", but will end up providing vital resources to the campaign.
As far as we can see, the only "lethargy" has been exhibited by members of the press too lazy to cover the story of these dozens of small groups, preferring to stake out large, better-known events.
Such press behavior might even be characterized as "lazy".
Source: Fred Thompson Receives the Endorsement of Virginia Society for Human Life
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