A newly-created national network will help pro-life women legislators better push pro-life legislation and help with recruiting more pro-life women state legislative candidates to join them.
From today’s announcement:
The Susan B. Anthony List today announced the creation of a National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus to recruit and organize pro-life women in state legislatures and statewide offices nationwide. The initial Leadership Team includes: Gov. Jan Brewer (AZ), Gov. Mary Fallin (OK), Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (IN), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (WI), Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey (AL), Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (IA), and Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi (FL), as well as more than twenty state legislators from across the country.
Directed by SBA List Vice President for Government Affairs and former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, the National Pro-life Women’s Caucus will foster community between pro-life women lawmakers across the country, and connect them with the resources they need to pass pro-life laws. The Caucus will also actively encourage and recruit pro-life women to run for higher office.
Marilyn Musgrave served three terms representing Colorado’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives prior to joining the Susan B. Anthony List in 2009. She served in the Colorado House and Senate before running for the United States House in 2002.
“Women are the best messengers when it comes to defending the lives of the unborn and the integrity of motherhood,” said Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ). “I am proud to be a part of this national effort to highlight the leadership of lawmakers who are leading the charge to protect innocent unborn human life and women from the violence of abortion.”
This effort will complement the existing Congressional Pro-life Women’s Caucus. Congressional pro-life women leaders endorsed the effort, saying:
“We need strong, articulate women in Washington and in state legislatures who will boldly support policies that respect and promote life,” said Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). “I’m excited to support the National Pro-life Women’s Caucus as it builds up the next generation of pro-life women leaders.”
“I am passionate about the need for women’s leadership in politics, especially here in Washington,” said Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “The Pro-Life Women’s Caucus will advance strong pro-life women in state legislatures and give them the tools and resources needed to run for higher office. I hope to see many of its members joining me here in Congress soon.”