National Right to Life has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville for U.S. senate, the group announced today.
Tuberville is the Republican nominee for senate and will oppose U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, on Nov. 3.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Tommy Tuberville for election to the U.S. Senate,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, in a statement released today. “Tommy Tuberville supports compassionate proposals to safeguard unborn children and their mothers from the pain of abortion.”
National Right to Life, founded in 1968, is the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and more than 3,000 local chapters nationwide.
The group says Tuberville supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which Jones voted against. “This legislation would protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods,” the National Right to Life press release said.
The group said Tuberville also supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require that a baby born alive during an abortion be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child delivered at the same gestational age. Jones also supports that proposal, having voted for it on Feb. 25, 2019.
The group says Tuberville opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion and opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.
“Tommy Tuberville will vote to confirm conservative federal judges to the bench who pledge to interpret the Constitution as it was written,” the group said. “By contrast, his opponent, Senator Doug Jones, supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason, and he supports taxpayer funding for abortion.”
The group also noted that Jones voted against the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Tommy Tuberville will work to ensure all innocent human life is protected and he is committed to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Senate,” said Tobias. “As a coach, Tommy Tuberville knows the hard work that goes into achieving victory and we look forward to working with him to win greater protections for the most vulnerable in our society.”