By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, announced that the National Right to Life Committee has endorsed her campaign for re-election in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.
National Right to Life praised Roby’s 100 percent score based on her pro-life voting record and her strong pro-life voice in Congress.
“All voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return Representative Roby to Congress so that she can continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies,” the group wrote in a statement.
Roby was grateful for the National Right to Life endorsement.
“I am grateful to the National Right to Life Committee for its unwavering commitment to the pro-life cause,” Roby said. “I am honored to have the support of this important organization, and I look forward to continuing our work together on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.”
Natinal Right to Life highlighted Roby’s leadership on several related legislative items: Roby co-sponsored and voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks; Roby cosponsored and voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, a bill that would establish a permanent, government-wide policy against funding abortions or health insurance plans that cover them; and Roby voted to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Roby is running for her fifth term in the United States House of Representatives.
She unseated Congressman Bobby Bright in the 2010 General Election.
Bright is now challenging Roby as a Republican. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, former Administrator of the Alabama Court System and Roy Moore aide Rich Hobson, and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason are also running for the seat.
Roby is an attorney, a mother of two, and a former Montgomery City Councilwoman. Roby has a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
The major party primary is on June 5, 2018.