Patrick Morrisey Endorsement for U.S. Senate
in 2018 Republican Primary
MORGANTOWN –– The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Patrick Morrisey for election to U.S. Senate in the 2018 Republican primary election.
“After decades of unborn babies receiving NO protection from West Virginia’s attorney general, it is refreshing that Patrick Morrisey has stood firm on the side of life. We commend him for his outstanding record of commitment to the pro-life cause and feel he would make an excellent U.S. Senator,” said Dr. Wanda Franz, President of West Virginians for Life PAC.
As Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey joined the national lawsuit supporting conscience rights of Little Sisters of the Poor. He joined other attorneys nationwide to defend the Texas pro-life bill (H.R. 2) and the North Carolina late-term abortion ban. He committed to defending the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act in West Virginia, should either be challenged in court.
Franz went on to say, “WVL-PAC will not endorse Senator Joe Manchin in his Democrat primary re-election bid.”
Currently Senator Manchin has only a 33% pro-life voting record during the 115th Congress. Thus, pro-life West Virginians have been profoundly disappointed in his votes, which, over-all, include a failure to remove the filibuster on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a failure to repeal President Obama’s Health Care Law, a failure to block funding for Obamacare and a failure to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood. This pro-abortion organization receives $554.6 million in taxpayer dollars as part of their $1.4 billion budget, according to the recently released annual report for 2015-2016. The report also indicated that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, performing more than 25% of all abortions. Meanwhile, cancer screening referrals have dropped below the number of abortions performed, 321,700 compared with 328,348 abortions. Thus, Planned Parenthood continues to be the largest abortion provider in the world.
WVL-PAC is the internal PAC for West Virginians for Life (WVFL), the state pro-life organization. WVFL is affiliated with the National Right to Life Committee and through education, legislation and political action is working to build a society where all human life is respected, from conception until natural death.