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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Iowa Independent: For Now, Pro-life Group To Stay Neutral In Republican Caucus

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

The Iowa Right to Life Committee voted Monday to follow a long-standing policy and refrain from endorsing a candidate in this year's Iowa Caucus. The move by the board comes despite a decision by the National Right to Life to endorse Fred Thompson two weeks ago, said Kim Lehmen, President of the IRLC. "It was the decision of the Iowa Right to Life Board to stay neutral at this time in order to maintain a long tradition that supports all pro-life candidates in a primary, including Fred Thompson," a statement released Tuesday by the IRLC said. In an interview, Kim Lehmen, president of the group, said that although support for Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is very strong among anti-abortion advocates, there is a concern that he lacks the resources to mount a successful campaign outside of the state.

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