Arkansas Right to Life Endorses Rutledge for Attorney General

September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Arkansas Right to Life Endorses Rutledge for Attorney General
Says, “I pledge to continue fighting for the unborn and women’s health”

 

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today the endorsement of the Arkansas Right to Life Political Action Committee.

“When I ran for Attorney General in 2014, I promised voters that I would stand up for Arkansas’s pro-life values when they are attacked. It has been an honor to spend the last four years defending laws such as the Arkansas Heartbeat Protection Act and the Arkansas Abortion-Inducing Drug Safety Act. When Governor Hutchinson terminated Planned Parenthood’s contract with the State of Arkansas, I successfully defended that decision in court to ensure Planned Parenthood was no longer on Arkansas taxpayers’ payroll. I am humbled to have the endorsement of Arkansas Right to Life, and I pledge to continue fighting for the unborn and women’s health as Attorney General,” said Rutledge.

In the group’s endorsement letter, Director O. Wayne Mays said, “The Arkansas Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse you for re-election as Attorney General. We appreciate the values by which you live, the inspiration you provide those in your community and the courage with which you stand up for the principles in which you believe. Arkansas Right to Life commends your willingness to defend legislation that protects innocent human life in Arkansas.” Click here to read the full letter.

 

About Attorney General Rutledge

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was elected on November 4, 2014, as the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office in January of 2015, she has defended Arkansans against criminals, con artists, and an overreaching federal government while consistently defending our values in court.

Proving her commitment to transparency and accessibility of the office, she has hosted Rutledge Roundtables in all 75 counties each year with members of the community, held mobile offices yearly in every county, and established a Public Integrity Division to hold public officials accountable for violating the law. Through legal challenges and briefs, Rutledge has demonstrated her commitment to supporting our pro-life values and laws, protecting our Second Amendment right to bear arms, defending religious freedom, and eliminating burdensome regulations to bolster our economy and job growth.

She currently serves as Chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association and Chair of the National Association of Attorney Generals-Southern Region. Rutledge and her husband Boyce have one daughter and a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.

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