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Sanders Wants Right To Life Endorsement
U.S. Senate Candidate Appeals To State's Largest Pro-Life Group


October 22, 2004

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Senate Candidate Jerry Sanders appealed Thursday to Alaska Right to Life, asking the state's leading anti-abortion group for its endorsement and touting his pro-life voting record.

Sanders also launched a scathing attack against Lisa Murkowski and made the pitch to conservative Alaskans that a vote for him is a vote against abortion.

"Abortion is murder," said Sanders, running as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. But, apparently, Lisa Murkowski doesn't see it that way. That's why I'm giving Alaskans a clear choice for life in this election.

Sanders pounced on the fact that Alaska Right to Life refused to endorse Sen. Murkowski, saying the only true conservative vote in the Senate race is for him.

"The anointed Senator supports government-funded abortion and Roe V. Wade," said Sanders, a four-term Alaska State Representative. "I do not. We have an obligation to protect the unborn."

The Anchorage Daily News, on Oct. 16 reported: "Murkowski, with her mixed record on abortion, had sought to improve her standings with social conservatives by winning the Right to Life endorsement."

"I don't have a mixed record on abortion," Sanders said, saying he has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. "I've been consistent all my life that abortion in the eyes of the lord is wrong. It's murder."

Sanders said if elected he would fight to outlaw all abortions and called Alaska Right to Life out onto the carpet.

"Why wouldn't they endorse me?" Sanders asked. "Murkowski's record on abortion isn't consistent with Alaskans' conservative values. Mine is. Their inaction is cowardly and dangerous. "



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Jerry Sanders for U.S. Senate Campaign


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