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
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 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
"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. "
Source of News Release:
Jerry Sanders for U.S. Senate
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