WASHINGTON — National Right to Life has announced its endorsement for Sen. Luther Strange for U.S. Senate over “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Senator Luther Strange, whose position on life reflects the true values of Alabama’s voters,” Karen Cross, the organization’s political director, said in a statement on Thursday. “Senator Strange has a 100 percent pro-life voting record in the 115th Congress, including votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.”
The group noted that Strange supports defunding Planned Parenthood, is a sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and plans to co-sponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation.
“As a co-chair of the Senate Values Action Team, Senator Strange is a leader in the fight for pro-life legislation in the United States Senate,” Cross added.
However, the announcement has left some pro-life Americans scratching their heads as to why the organization selected Strange over Moore, who supports the complete abolition of abortion.
“I was disappointed to see that your group had endorsed Luther Strange in Alabama’s Senate race,” one commenter wrote on the group’s Facebook page. “There are men who better represent your goals, and are better men in general than Mr. Strange—men who don’t so fully represent the corruption that is U.S. and Alabama politics.”
Others took to their own personal pages to express concern.
“It’s not so Strange that Luther is also the choice of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP dwellers of Washington, D.C. swamp,” one remarked. “Maintaining the status quo is their only goal. They don’t want someone who truly believes in saving babies lives…”
“And you know why [they endorsed Strange]? Because Judge #RoyMoore wants to abolish abortion while #StrangeLuther wants to keep that old pro-life wagon a-rolling along,” another opined.
As previously reported, Moore currently holds the lead in the Senate race, garnering 30 percent of the vote, according to recent polls. Among those supporting Moore include “Texas Ranger” actor and martial artist Chuck Norris, who likewise endorsed Moore in his 2012 run for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
“Judge Roy Moore is the real deal,” he said in a statement on Monday. “He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel. … Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate. That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”
Moore said that part of the reason he is ahead in the polls is that the people are tired of the establishment.
“It’s not just Democrats, it’s not just the other party, it’s the establishment,” he told AL.com. “People in Washington are watching this race very closely. It’s going to signal whether there is going to be change.”
The primary is set for Aug. 15. Rep. Mo Brooks is currently in a dead heat for second place in the polls with Strange. The election is to fill the Senate seat left by Jeff Sessions, who was selected by President Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney General.
Christian News Network reached out to National Right to Life to inquire why the organization chose to endorse Strange rather than Moore, but no further information was provided other than the existing statement.