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National Right to Life Endorses Claston Bernard in the Special Election for the U.S. House 2nd District in Louisiana

Mar 5, 2021 | 2021 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide, has endorsed Claston Bernard in the special election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana.

“Claston Bernard supports compassionate proposals to safeguard unborn children and their mothers from the pain of abortion,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “He will stand up to the pro-abortion House majority led by Speaker Pelosi which seeks to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.”

Tobias continued, “Claston Bernard stands diametrically opposed to a number of his opponents in the race, such as Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson, who support abortion-on-demand and even the taxpayer funding of abortion.”

Claston Bernard supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 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.

Claston Bernard also opposes using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion, and he opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.

“Claston Bernard will work to see that all innocent human life is protected, and he is committed to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. House,” said Tobias. “We look forward to working with him to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.