Missouri Right to Life has endorsed Republican Nola Munsell Wood for the 9th District State Senate seat special election on February 22nd.
Their Political Action Committee (PAC) site posted the following,
Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse Nola Wood, Republican, as the only candidate in that race who will be an effective voice for the protection of innocent human life.
Nola’s opponent is:
Shalonn (Kiki) Curls (Democrat)
Rated Anti-Life with endorsements from pro-abortion groups
Nola Wood, a local business owner, belongs to Or HaOlam, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Overland Park.
In contrast, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri endorsed Democrat Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, current State Representative from District 41.
In explaining the criteria for their support they say the following,
As Planned Parenthood, we are very careful and deliberate in our endorsement process. A candidate survey is mailed to every candidate who files for office in Kansas and Missouri asking for their position on a number of questions about access to birth control (including emergency contraception), comprehensive sex education and access to abortion.
The PPAKM website goes on to say,
PPAKM gives preference to pro-choice incumbents, even if their challenger is pro-choice; when an elected official has supported Planned Parenthood’s mission, clients, and services they have earned and deserve our support. PPAKM is non-partisan and may make endorsements in both the Democrat and Republican primaries; our best scenario is that all candidates in a race are pro-choice. In that win:win situation, PPAKM will turn its resources to races where our support can impact the choice outcome.
Kiki Curls is an incumbent candidate. She won re-election in November to the Missouri House and now seeks the vacated Missouri Senate seat of Yvonne Wilson.
Curls was endorsed by the AFL-CIO in the 2010 primary as well.
Safer Families for Missouri, a 527 organization which lists its mission as “advancing the principals and goals of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys”, contributed $750 this week to Curls.
Shalonn “Kiki” Curls is a Roman Catholic who lists St. Monica in Kansas City as her parish. A visit to the church’s webpage will reveal a parish community that identifies with the African roots of its parishioners; but there is no mention in the listing of their various ministries any commitment to the sanctity of life. Considering that the pro-abortion movement is shown over and over again to target the black community such lack of consideration for the slaughter of black innocents by this Kansas City parish is telling. Perhaps it explains why one of its members is so committed to the pro-abortion agenda in her public career.
Missouri Right to Life will hold the Annual Kansas City Prayer Vigil for Life from noon to 1 PM at the Federal Courthouse at 400 9th Street at Ilus Davis Plaza in Kansas City.