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National Right to Life and Arkansas Right to Life Endorse House Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation for Re-election

Jun 20, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON— The four incumbent Republicans who represent Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives, Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, received the endorsements of National Right to Life and its state affiliate Arkansas Right to Life for their reelection bids in 2024. Each congressman demonstrated his commitment to advancing protections for unborn babies and their mothers.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman for re-election this November,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “We commend the Arkansas Congressional Delegation on their pro-life voting records and principled leadership on behalf of defenseless unborn babies and their mothers.”

All four representatives oppose the government’s use of tax dollars to pay for abortions. All four are co-sponsors of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, a bill which would limit taxpayer funding for abortions on a government-wide basis with exceptions when the life of the mother is at risk or in cases of rape, incest, or medical emergency. Throughout each of their terms, they have voted to preserve pro-life appropriations riders like the Hyde Amendment, which has saved an estimated 2.5 million lives since it was first introduced in 1976.

All four representatives co-sponsored and voted for the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act to ensure pregnancy help centers remain eligible for state-directed federal funds through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. They also co-sponsored and voted for the Pregnant Students’ Rights Act to strengthen existing requirements for higher education institutions to publicly disclose the rights and resources available to pregnant and parenting students.

In contrast, electing their Democratic opponents could swing majority control in the House to the Democratic Party and hand the Speaker’s gavel to pro-abortion New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. House Democrats maintain as a top legislative priority the passage of the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, a sweeping bill which would enshrine unlimited abortion until birth in federal law and eliminate existing protections for unborn children and their mothers, including protections currently in place and saving lives in Arkansas. 

“In addition to advancing protections for unborn babies and promoting alternatives to abortion for their mothers, the Arkansas Congressional Delegation has pushed back against the radical pro-abortion agenda of House Democrats, who continue to call for a nationwide policy allowing unlimited abortion for any reason,” added Tobias. “We urge Arkansas voters to re-elect these leaders to Congress so they may continue to deliver results for many of our society’s most vulnerable members.” 

“We are very grateful for the outstanding support of our pro-life delegation of Arkansas Congressmen who always stand strong for the protection and defense of the unborn, the newborn, mothers, the chronically ill, the elderly, and those with disabilities who are threatened by abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia in our nation,” said Rose Mimms, Executive Director of Arkansas Right to Life.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.