Pro-Life Women’s Group SBA List Makes More 2010 Election Endorsements
by Steven Ertelt
July 6, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Susan B. Anthony List has released another round of endorsements of candidates in 2010 primary and general elections. The national pro-life political action committee says the women are adding to what is becoming the "year of the pro-life women" adding to primary election victories in other states.
Now, SBA is backing congressional candidates Anne Marie Buerkle in New York, Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, Kristi Noem in South Dakota, Star Parker in California, Jaime Herrera in Washington and Diane Black in Tennessee.
The latest endorsements also include Nikki Haley, candidate for governor in the general election in South Carolina, and Rita Myer, candidate for governor in the Wyoming primary slated for August.
SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com of the endorsements: "The emerging Year of the Pro-Life Woman is the most resounding affirmation of the SBA List’s mission since our founding."
"America is embracing authentic feminism — one which returns to its suffragist, pro-life roots. These women are the brightest stars of a populist, pro-woman, pro-life grassroots movement that is determined to return the strength of femininity to feminism," she added.
Referencing the diverse qualifications of pro-life legislators like Kristi Noem and pre-political successes of women like former nurse Rennee Ellmers, Dannenfelser said, "These women are leading the fight to reclaim an authentic feminism that embraces protections for unborn children."
"They are laying the groundwork for the coming generation of women leaders. All successful in their respective fields, these women are poised to shape the Congress and state governments hungry for authentic pro-life feminist leadership," Dannenfelser continued. "They have shed the grievance-driven style of feminist leadership, opting for a positive, inclusive agenda which accommodates mother and child."
These eight women join a team of 22 other pro-life women candidates already endorsed this election cycle.
In the November general election, Anne Marie Buerkle will face pro-abortion incumbent Dan Maffei in New York. Ellmers will challenge seven-term pro-abortion incumbent Bob Etheridge and Kristi Noem will challenge EMILY’s List-endorsed pro-abortion incumbent Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.
On August 5, Diane Black will face Lou Ann Zelnick and Jim Tracey in the primary in Tennessee while former state representative Jaime Herrera will face four other candidates in the August 14 primary in Washington.
Myer will face four other candidates in the Wyoming gubernatorial primary on August 17, including pro-life advocate Ron Micheli and pro-abortion candidate Colin Simpson.
The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races.
Related web sites:
SBA List – https://www.sba-list.org
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