Those familiar with Seeing Red AZ are well aware of our unequivocal support of pro-life issues and candidates. Last May when Arizona Right to Life sold out to the green waved under its nose by John McCain we called the organization out for its deceptive endorsement. Others, with deep involvement in the organization‘s PAC and Executive Board, left with heavy hearts. We print an open letter of explanation here.
Now AZRTL PAC has issued its endorsement list for the November 2, General Election. And once again, it brings shame upon itself — this time for its glaring omission in the Arizona Attorney General‘s race.
PAChyderm Coalition, the reliably conservative organization, has a blog site called Growing Our Party. We urge you to click on this link to read their assessment of the latest irrational decision made by the John Jakubczyk-led group.
By failing to endorse the well qualified Tom Horne in the crucial race, AZRTL has effectively given the nod to liberal Democrat Felecia Rotellini, whose endorsements included abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, Arizona List and others who stand in direct opposition to sanctity of life issues. Rotellini proudly displays the support of Sam Coppersmith who was the longtime President of Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona.
In stark comparison, as a legislator Tom Horne voted to restrict abortions. As AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction he was successful in bringing Horne v. Flores, the English Language Learner case, to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was decided in favor of Arizona citizens who were being fined millions of dollars a day by a federal judge. Horne also has won strong statewide law enforcement support.
Arizona Right to Life should hang its head over this lack of backbone and John Jakubczyk should resign.