The fracturing and independence continues. Iowa Right To Life, the most important (politically) state affiliate of National Right To Life, and the group that holds the keys to NRTL's organizational heft, is staying neutral in the primaries even though NRTL has endorsed Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson.

"It was the decision of the Iowa Right to Life Board to stay neutral at this time in order to maintain a long tradition that supports all pro-life candidates in a primary, including Fred Thompson," the group's president, Kim Lehman, said in a press release.

When Iowa Right To Life is on your side, you get dozens of active phone banks and thousands of committed volunteers. When they're on the sidelines, you get a few press releases.

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