(Nashville) The state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization announced its official endorsement of state Senator Raymond Finney in the Republican primary for the 8th district state Senate seat. Speaking on behalf of the organization, Tennessee Right to Life president Brian Harris joined with local chapter leaders to make the public announcement.
“With the re-election of Raymond Finney, voters have a unique opportunity to support one of the Legislature’s most capable defenders of the human life,” said Harris.
“Senator Finney’s demonstrated commitment to promoting respect for human life is matched by his compassion and concern for the women, children and families of this state,” said Mandi Leopper, president of Blount County chapter of Right to Life. Ursula Beckman, president of the Sevier county affiliate agreed, stating “Raymond’s credentials as a physician and a longtime advocate qualify him to speak effectively on matters affecting the protection and dignity of human life.”
According to the organization, election of pro-life leaders is all the more critical considering recent debate on SJR 127, a proposed amendment resolution calling for a public vote on abortion regulation in Tennessee. The resolution has passed the Senate four times since 2001 but has been opposed and defeated each time in the House by pro-abortion Democratic leadership despite the sponsorship and support of a majority of state House members.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.