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National Right to Life endorses ‘trailblazer’ Katie Britt for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt this week received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).

Founded in 1968, the NRLC is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. The federation holds more than 3,000 chapters throughout all 50 states.

In a statement announcing the organization’s endorsement of Britt, NRLC president Carol Tobias proclaimed that the first-time candidate was “committed to building a culture of life.”

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Katie Britt for election to the U.S. Senate,” said Tobias in a release. “Katie Britt is firmly committed to building a culture of life in her home state of Alabama and across this nation.”

“If victorious in November, Katie Britt will become the first woman to be elected a U.S. Senator from Alabama,” she noted. “She is a trailblazer who knows that to be truly pro-woman is to be pro-life. We look forward to working with Katie Britt in the Senate to advance pro-life policies that protect both unborn children and their mothers.”

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In accepting the NRLC’s endorsement of her campaign, Britt pledged to defend the “sacred right to life” as Alabama’s junior senator.

“I am honored to have National Right to Life’s endorsement,” said Britt. “Being a voice for the voiceless and defending those who cannot defend themselves is something in which I take great pride. I will always fight to protect the God-given, sacred right to life as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator.”

According to Britt, a 40-year-old mother of two, protecting life extends well beyond the womb.

Throughout the entirety of her U.S. Senate bid, Britt has stated her intentions to spearhead issues relating to education, broadband expansion, the opioid crisis, rural health care, mental health care and job creation. The candidate has also expressed her support for crisis and adoption services for mothers in need.

“Education is the key to opportunity, which is at the heart of the American Dream,” continued Britt. “Each child in Alabama deserves to have a top-notch education so that they can land a good-paying job and support a family of their own right here at home one day. Zip code should never define opportunity for any Alabamian, and I will work to ensure every child and every family in our great state can thrive in a safe, strong community. Together, we will build a strong future for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt will face progressive Democratic Party nominee Will Boyd in the November 8 general election for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa).

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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