Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Anti-life candidate announces run for MN Congressional seat

The following is a news release issued on July 29, 2009.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's largest and oldest pro-life organization, responded to State Senator Tarryl Clark's announcement this morning of her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives, 6th District. As a member of the Minnesota State Senate, Sen. Clark has accumulated a solid anti-life, pro-abortion record.

"Minnesota's 6th Congressional District is very pro-life," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. "Sadly, Senator Clark has a long record of voting against pro-life initiatives."

Sen. Clark has had 16 opportunities to vote on life issues while in the Senate. Her record is 1 pro-life vote, 2 missed votes and 13 anti-life votes:
  • One pro-life vote in support of funding for Positive Alternatives (2007)
  • 13 votes against the pro-life position, by category:
    -- Positive Alternatives: 3 (2007)
    -- Taxpayer funding of abortion: 2 (2007, 2009)
    -- Taxpayer funding of saline abortion: 2 (2008)
    -- Cloning, stem cell issues: 4 (2007, 2008)
    -- Taxpayer Protection Act (deny funds to abortion organizations): 1 (2007)
    -- Procedural: Voted to remove health care portions of omnibus bill to avoid having vehicle for pro-life Abortion Regulation Act (2006)
  • Missed votes: 2
    -- Taxpayer funding of saline abortion (2008)
    -- Prohibiting forced abortion in surrogacy agreements (2008))

"The voters in the 6th Congressional District need to know that Tarryl Clark is a radical anti-life candidate," Fischbach said. "Senator Clark has voted to use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions—even cruel saline abortions!"

"From now until the election in 2010, MCCL will work tirelessly to make sure the voters know that it is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who is willing to stand up and fight for the innocent unborn and their mothers, while Tarryl Clark supports even the most gruesome taxpayer funded abortions," Fischbach added.

MCCL has more than 70,000 member families and 240 chapters statewide. For more information about MCCL, visit