Pro-Life Women’s Group Endorses in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nevada
by Steven Ertelt
July 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The national pro-life women’s group Susan B. Anthony List issued a round of endorsements today for pro-life candidates in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Nevada. SBA List backed two women and two men who face opposition from pro-abortion women in their races for Congress.
The endorsements include Rep. John Boozman, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arkansas against pro-abortion Blanche Lincoln.
Teresa Collett, candidate for U.S. House in the fourth district in Minnesota received an endorsement against pro-abortion Rep. Betty McCollum as did Kay Ivey, a candidate for Lt. Governor of Alabama.
Joe Heck, a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Nevada’s third congressional district against pro-abortion Rep. Dina Titus.
SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser went through the races with LifeNews.com.
The Senate is in great need of the pro-life leadership John Boozman has proven time and again to possess. His commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in the federal health care legislation and in every aspect of federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress," she said.
Boozman was elected to the Arkansas U.S. House of Representatives in 2001 and he has promoted abortion alternatives by co-sponsoring and voting in favor of legislation banning partial birth abortion, expanding tax credits and other support for adoption and opposing RU-486.
Ironically, John Boozman represents womens real views and needs on the issue of abortion far better than does his female opponent, Dannenfelser said.
Though she considers herself a centrist Democrat, Blanche Lincoln has a 0 percent National Right to Life rating and backed the pro-abortion health care bill.
In Minnesota, Dannenfelser says Minnesota families deserve the pro-life feminine leadership Teresa Collett has already demonstrated in multiple pro-life advocacy roles. Colletts commitment to rescinding taxpayer funding of abortion in health care is urgently needed in the next Congress.
Colletts record of pro-life advocacy spans for more than a decade in which she has briefed a committee of the U.S. Senate about the consequences of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the U.S. House of Representatives and various state legislatures about the constitutional right of parents to know of their daughters decision before an abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court regarding partial birth abortion and parental notification.
Teresa Collett has expressed her strong determination to be a vocal advocate for women and unborn children in abortion debates on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, much as she has for her entire career, Dannenfelser said.
Dannenfelser said Kay Ivey, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, is "part of a tidal wave of pro-life women candidates this election cycle."
A new womens movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to top posts in every level of government, and Ivey is one of its proven leaders," she told LifeNews.com. Her advocacy for the unborn has been reliable in the past and SBA List is excited to have another opportunity to endorse a statewide candidate.
Ivey was elected to serve the state of Alabama as Treasurer in 2002, the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction. A popular leader in Alabama, she was re-elected with more than 60 of the vote in 2006 – more than any other candidate on the ballot in a contested statewide race.
Ivey has vocalized strong support for preventing abortions through tax breaks for adoptive and foster families and by promoting pro-life counseling centers to counter the harmful advice women and young girls receive from so-called family planning clinics. She faces Democrat incumbent Jim Folsom, Jr. in the November general election.
And Dannenfelser said her group is proud to endorse Joe Heck in Nevada.
"Heck has expressed a strong commitment to representing a physicians voice in Congress and to rescinding taxpayer-funded abortion in the federal health care legislation," she said.
Incumbent Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) is a clear example of what the pro-life majority in America does not need in office. She has voted consistently to fund abortion providers in Nevada and supported the health care reform bill that included taxpayer-funded abortion," she added.
The Susan B. Anthony List has already made Nevada a high priority state, spending nearly $144,000 to educate voters about Senator Harry Reids vote in favor of a health care bill that included taxpayer-funded abortion and supporting his pro-life opponent Sharron Angle.
Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org
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