Pro-Life Women’s Group Celebrates Rebecca Kleefisch Victory

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 6, 2012   |   11:52AM   |   Madison, WI

Not only did pro-life Governor Scott Walker win a big victory on Tuesday night in defeating his pro-abortion challenge in the recall election, but Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who is also pro-life, won as well.

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund endorsed Kleefisch and applauded her victory in a statement LifeNews received.

“Tonight the people of Wisconsin affirmed that they want leaders who will proudly defend the right to Life and the freedom of conscience,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Lt. Governor Kleefisch understands that protecting the unborn and strengthening women in leadership are not only compatible choices, but complementary and essential roles. We are thrilled with tonight’s results.”

“The Walker-Kleefisch Administration has overseen the successful defunding of Planned Parenthood and the passage of numerous pro-life laws in Wisconsin,” continued Dannenfelser. “We look forward to seeing the lieutenant governor get back to business and continue the pro-life work that the women and families of Wisconsin elected her to do.”

A pro-life advocate, Kleefisch was endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Right to Life, and Wisconsin Family PAC when she first ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2010. To date, the Walker-Kleefisch administration has ended the use of taxpayer dollars to perform and teach abortions at Wisconsin state universities, the prohibition of Wisconsin’s health insurance exchange from covering elective abortion, and a ban on “telemed” abortions

Mahlon Mitchell was endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin in the recall election. During the campaign, Mitchell lamented the defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest abortion provider.