Mississippi Right To Life Endorses Bryant
At the State Capitol this afternoon, Phil Bryant received an early endorsement from Mississippi Right to Life. In receiving the endorsement, Bryant said this:
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement from Mississippi Right to Life. I am committed to doing everything I can legally do as Governor to support the rights of the unborn, and I appreciate the confidence you have in me.
As Lt. Governor, I’m pleased we were able to successfully make sure of Mississippi’s right to opt out of federally funded abortions under the Obama healthcare bill. That was a big victory for pro-life policies in our state.
I also want to encourage everyone to support the Personhood Amendment that will be on the ballot in November. If successful on the ballot, the Personhood Amendment will be a turning point for protecting the unborn in Mississippi.”
The Dave Dennis campaign sent out an email following the endorsement saying, “I’m disappointed that Mississippi Right to Life did not endorse me, but I can guarantee that no pro-life supporter will be disappointed in my policies on life. I am 100 percent and unconditionally pro-life.”
Brian Perry, Dennis’ campaign manager, added, “We respect Mississippi Right To Life’s decision, but no one should think there is a candidate in this race more pro-life than Dave Dennis.”
Full statement from Dennis:
“Early in our marriage, Jane and I were unsuccessful in having children. We began taking steps toward adoption when we were unexpectedly blessed with our daughter Kate, and then later a son, Padrick. To me, being pro-life is not simply a political position, but a personal conviction which I will honor and promote as Governor.
I believe as our Founding Fathers believed that we are endowed by our Creator ‘with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ I am fully pro-life and oppose abortion. I favor the Personhood Initiative to put a strong pro-life issue on the ballot in November.
I would support legislation requiring the presentation of ultrasound images to a mother seeking an abortion. I support doubling the adoption income tax credit from $2500 to $5000 to help offset the costs in adoption and decrease the state’s costs in foster care related expenses. I oppose euthanasia and I oppose cloning. I oppose embryonic stem cell research but support cord cell and adult stem cell research that does not injure or kill an unborn child.”