MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby consolidated the support of the pro-life community Tuesday by securing the endorsement of National Right to Life, the nation’s largest and oldest pro-life advocacy organization.
Roby had previously received the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List, known as the political arm of the pro-life movement. To have the outspoken support of both major pro-life groups is a feather in the cap for Roby, especially considering pro-life groups rarely get involved in contested GOP primary campaigns.
Roby isn’t just any pro-life Congressman, but one of the bona fide leaders of the movement in Congress. She was the first Member of Congress to speak out about the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue scandal and her fierce presence on the House floor is a staple of any abortion debate.
“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 Representative Roby to Congress so that she can continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies,” the National Right to Life Committee said.
State Rep. Barry Moore, who is running against Roby for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, received endorsements of his own recently. Former Congressman Terry Everett endorsed Moore on Monday. Everett, 81, represented the 2nd Congressional District from 1993-2008 and was succeeded by Bobby Bright.
Moore also received endorsements from several of his State House colleagues, including two from Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District: Rep. Mike Holmes of Wetumpka and Rep. Dimitri Polizos of Montgomery.
Former Congressman Bobby Bright, former Roy Moore campaign manager Rich Hobson, and Prattville native Tommy Amason are also seeking the GOP nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. The election will take place June 5.