Mississippi: National Right to Life Gives Nod to Childers

Posted June 28, 2010 at 6:28pm

Rep. Travis Childers (D) scored the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee over the weekend, just days after getting the backing of the National Rifle Association.

Childers is a top target for Republicans this fall, and getting the stamp of approval from the nation’s leading pro-gun-rights and anti-abortion-rights groups lends credibility to his culturally conservative credentials in the heavily Republican 1st district.

“I am proud to be a consistent supporter of their efforts to protect the rights of the unborn,” Childers said in a statement. “I will continue to work hard to ensure that taxpayer dollars are never used to fund abortion, and to be a champion of pro-life, north Mississippi values.”

Childers faces state Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R) in November.

“Senator Nunnelee has been a pro-life leader in Mississippi for the past 15 years,” Nunnelee spokeswoman Morgan Baldwin said. “His first vote as a Congressman will be to fire [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] because she does not stand for the conservative pro-life values of Mississippi.”