Lugar campaign misleading voters with claim of 100% National Right to Life voting record
April 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
The Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee is calling on Senator Richard Lugar's campaign to stop misleading Hoosier voters by stating that he has a "100% record" with National Right to Life, a claim that has appeared consistently in Lugar campaign communications.
"The Lugar campaign's claim is clearly designed to give the impression that he has never voted against National Right to Life, but his lifetime voting record tells another story," states Indiana Right to Life PAC chairman Mike Fichter. "The truth is that Senator Lugar has voted against National Right to Life on numerous occasions by voting for federal funding for embryo-killing research, voting for restrictions on the free speech rights of organizations like Right to Life, and voting against restrictions on the use of tissue from aborted babies."
Although National Right to Life does not score judicial confirmation votes, Fichter notes that this is another area in which Lugar has gone against National Right to Life, such as in the case of voting to confirm Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
"It is true that Senator Lugar can point to individual sessions in which he voted in alignment with National Right to Life, but when most people hear a candidate refer to a rating, the general impression is that the reference is to a lifetime rating," says Fichter. "We believe Senator Lugar should be up front with voters in acknowledging that he has voted against Right to Life on some very high profile issues."
Indiana Right to Life is a state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. Senator Lugar's complete voting record can be found at www.nrlc.org.
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