Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Gets Pro-Life Nod for Re-Election

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 26, 2010   |   12:32PM   |   Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been a pro-life champion as governor and deserves to be re-elected to the position so she can continue protecting women and unborn children in the state.
That’s the message from the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s organization working to ensure more pro-life women are elected to state and federal offices.

“The SBA List is proud to endorse Jan Brewer in her bid for re-election,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement received.

“As Governor, Jan has signed legislation into law which protects families and taxpayers across Arizona. From protecting young girls by strengthening parental rights laws, to shielding Arizona taxpayers from funding abortion, Jan Brewer is a tested and proven pro-life advocate we can trust,” she said.

Dannenfelser continued:  “We know we can count on her to advance commonsense pro-life legislation in Arizona over the next four years.  It is absolutely vital that we have authentic pro-life women in the governor’s office standing up for the truth that abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”

Brewer is facing Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard in her bid to continue serving as the governor of Arizona.

Brewer has also been endorsed by Sarah Palin and Arizona Right to Life, which said it was delighted she has signed several pro-life bills.

“AZRTL PAC endorses Jan Brewer because of her strong support of the pro-life cause over her 25 year political career,” the group emailed

“In just her first term as governor since being appointed in January of 2009, Governor Brewer signed eight pro-life bills into law that will help protect innocent human life in Arizona. Among those bills signed into law include a ban of partial-birth abortions in Arizona and a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before an abortion can be performed,” the pro-life group’s PAC chairman Walt Opaska said.

“Unlike her immediate predecessor, Governor Brewer has shown she truly cares about women and children by recognizing the importance of protecting all innocent life, including the unborn,” Opaska said. [related]

Other pro-life bills signed by Governor Brewer include a ban on non-doctors performing surgical abortions, a bill that opts Arizona out of providing abortion coverage in any insurance exchanges offered under the new federal health care law and a prohibition on Arizona taxpayer dollars from being used to fund insurance coverage for elective abortions for government employees.