Jul 6, 2016 9:34 AM

First on NH1 News: National Right to Life Committee backs Rep. Guinta

NH1 News Political Director

CONCORD – Republican Congressman Frank Guinta was endorsed Wednesday by the nation’s largest and oldest group that opposes abortions.

NH1 News was first to report that the National Right to Life Committee backed Guinta, the two-term U.S. representative in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. The group praised Guinta in a letter to the congressman for his “perfect 100 percent pro-life voting record throughout your years of service in Congress.”

“New Hampshire voters can trust pro-life Congressman Frank Guinta to protect the lives of all vulnerable citizens: unborn children, the elderly and those who are disabled,” said Karen Cross, political director for the National Right to Life, in a statement.

"I don't vote for pro-life legislation for awards or accolades. As a father and a husband, I vote to protect innocent lives, promote strong families, and encourage charity to the defenseless," said Guinta, in a statement thanking National Right to Life members for their support. "Vulnerable Granite Staters include the medically dependent and disabled persons, whom we're working together to help."

Guinta voted in the 114th Congress to end late-term abortion procedures and federal funding for abortions.

Guinta is facing a serious primary challenge from Bedford businessman Rich Ashooh. The winner will face off in November against former Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who’s seeking her old seat. Former Democratic candidate Shawn O’Connor is also running in the 1st CD, as an independent.

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