Tuesday, congressional candidate Rich Hobson wrote an op-ed describing his passionate commitment to ending federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Hobson is critical of the Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate for what he considers to be their continual failure to put an end to federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
“Planned Parenthood is an evil business that literally turns a profit through the sacrifice of innocent children,” Hobson wrote. “Its executives were even caught on hidden video selling body parts of aborted children like car parts on eBay. And yet the federal government continues to give $500 million dollars every year to Planned Parenthood! This must stop.”
“Despite the fact that Republicans enjoy a majority in the House and the Senate, Congress once again sent President Trump a budget bill that included funding for Planned Parenthood,” Hobson said. “One might even be tempted to joke that a budget deal funding Planned Parenthood was a deal only a liberal, pro-abortion Democrat like Chuck Schumer would love – except he did love the bill and bragged that it was a victory for Democrats. “We don’t have the House. We don’t have the Senate. We don’t have the presidency,” he crowed, “but we produced a darn good bill for the priorities that we have believed in. This was a defeat for pro-life Americans and Alabamians, and for all the unborn children Planned Parenthood will destroy this year.”
Hobson said that, “Big Abortion juggernaut like Planned Parenthood, which is responsible for one third of all abortions in the U.S., continue to swindle taxpayers out of a half-billion dollars annually… Because Congress keeps voting for budget bills that fund it. Tax money is funding a business that kills unborn children. And Congress keeps voting for this EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.”
“Not me,” Hobson said. “I’m setting the record straight, and I’m committing to you, that as a Republican candidate running for Congress in the Second District, I pledge that I will NEVER vote for a budget bill that gives even one cent to Planned Parenthood. I take seriously the God-given and inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Hobson is a longtime veteran of the Alabama Court system and was twice the chief administrator of the courts. He was most recently Roy Moore’s campaign manager for U.S. Senate.
“When I served as executive director of the Foundation for Moral Law, we filed pro-life legal briefs around the country and in the U.S. Supreme Court,” Hobson said. “In Alabama, we spearheaded the pro-life personhood movement, and we helped lead the way for the Choose Life car tags.”
Hobson has also prayed outside of the abortion clinic in Montgomery and tried to gently talk to women outside the clinic, “About their precious baby, God’s plan for them both, and the blessings of choosing life. There was always great joy when a young mother chose to leave that place of death and choose life for her precious baby.”
Eventually, that abortion clinic closed.
“When I think of federal tax money going to fund such bloody businesses, it makes me sick,” Hobson said. “That’s why I could never vote for a bill that permits money to flow to Planned Parenthood.”
Incumbent Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, has been endorsed by National Right to Life.
“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,” National Right to Life said in their endorsement.
Roby reacted to 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.”
Hobson, Roby, state Rep. Barry Moore, former Congressman Bobby Bright and Tommy Amason are all running in the Republican primary on Tuesday.
Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running in the Democratic primary.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign has targeted the 2nd Congressional District as a possible 2018 election pickup.