Monday, July 19, 2010

CD8: Paton Endorsed By Arizona Right to Life

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Former state lawmaker Jonathan Paton, one of four Republican candidates seeking to oust Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been endorsed by Arizona Right to Life.

"I'm honored that Arizona Right to Life has chosen me as the person they trust most to stand up in Congress for the values we hold so dear," Paton said in a released statement. "All human life is valuable, and I will work hard to protect all Americans from beginning of life to the end."

Arizona Right to Life cited Paton's service in Iraq as one of the reasons for supporting him, citing his record of "defending life in a most concrete way."

In the Arizona Legislature, Paton supported parental-notification laws for minors who seek abortions and opposed late-pregnancy abortions, public funding for abortion, and public funding for human cloning.

Paton campaign spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says that Paton believes abortion should be illegal unless the life of the mother is at risk or in cases of rape and incest. Paton also opposes embryonic stem-cell research.

Paton faces Jesse Kelly, Brian Miller and Jay Quick in the Aug. 24 GOP primary.


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