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Tillis gets anti-abortion group backing in NC

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House Speaker Thom Tillis has received the endorsement of an influential national anti-abortion group in the race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

National Right to Life announced Monday its backing of Tillis in the Republican primary and the general election. The group cited his leadership in the General Assembly on legislation related to abortion and unborn children. The group says Tillis is the best candidate to defeat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, who supports abortion rights.

The endorsement is important in the GOP primary. Tillis rivals Dr. Greg Brannon and the Rev. Mark Harris talk on the campaign trail routinely about their opposition to abortion.

While Tillis has been speaker, legislators approved laws that seek to change standards for abortion clinics and place additional restrictions on the procedure.

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