These Young Pro-Life Women are Future Leaders of the Pro-Life Movement

National   |   Mallory Quigley   |   Mar 12, 2014   |   1:45PM   |   Washington, DC

Susan B. Anthony and her fellow suffragettes like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Victoria Woodhull were trailblazers who fought for the rights of women and the unborn. They were passionate in their arguments and courageous in seeking to get their message out.

In honor of these bold women, every spring the Susan B. Anthony List presents our Young Leader Awards to a group of young ladies who embody the pro-life legacy of Susan B. Anthony. Through these awards, we honor a new generation of trailblazers. Past awardees defend Life in the Halls of Congress or in their state legislature, on the front lines at pregnancy resource centers, through speaking out in the media, or in their schools or university as a leader for Life.

This year’s Young Leaders will be honored tonight at the Susan B. Anthony List’s seventh annual Campaign for Life Gala in Washington, D.C.  We’re very proud to announce these winners – each of these young women is making a profound impact in the fight to protect unborn children and women:

sbalist13Deanna Candler — Deanna attends Louisiana State University Law School. She is the founder and President of LSU’s Law Advocates for Life. She is also a Wilberforce Fellow with Students for Life of America and a clerk for Americans United for Life. Deanna is a regular contributor to Live Action News and blogs about politics and pro-life issues.

sbalist15Claire Chretien — Claire is a junior at the University of Alabama where she is the President of ‘Bama Students for Life. Under her leadership, the group recently won the Students for Life of America “Group of the Year” award. Claire was recently on Fox and Friends to discuss the University of Alabama’s Free Speech Policy after the school administration removed a Bama Students for Life Pro-Life display.



Bethany Goodman— Bethany works for the March for Life Education and Defense Fund where, in the last six months, she has built from scratch one of the most innovative digital and online efforts in the pro-life movement. Previously, she labored on Capitol Hill in the pro-life fight, faithfully participating and showing leadership with the Values Action Team and Pro-Life Caucus. Bethany is also a regular volunteer and counselor at a local pregnancy center.



Aimee Murphy—Aimee graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as president of the Respect Life club.  She is the founder and operator of the non-profit, Life Matters Journal. Through the Life Matters Journal, Aimee reaches out to an audience beyond the traditional pro-life coalition. Her holistic approach has reached many who would not ordinarily relate to the “pro-life establishment.”