National Right to Life Endorses Speaker Paul Ryan for Re-Election

The nation’s largest pro-life advocacy group has endorsed US House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election just days ahead of the Wisconsin GOP primary.

National Right to Life released a statement on Friday calling Ryan a “true pro-life leader” and praising Ryan’s record as “a faithful supporter of life.” “Speaker Ryan used his leadership position in a strong effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Ryan has a perfect 100 percent pro-life voting record according to NRTL’s scorecard. He has personally advocated in favor of and voted for numerous pro-life bills, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks; the Conscience Protection Act, which protects nurses and doctors from being forced to participate in abortions; and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would establish a permanent policy against government funding for abortions or health insurance plans that cover abortions.

On the one year anniversary of the release of the Planned Parenthood videos, Ryan released a statement declaring “We are the pro-life generation.”

“We are a nation that was based on the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We fight for the weak and the defenseless. We are the pro-life generation and we have to stand up for these values.”

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Tobias continued, “All voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return Paul Ryan to Congress, so that he can continue his important work to advance vital pro-life public policies.”

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