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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was first elected in 1989 to represent Florida’s 18th District. Ileana has the distinction of being the first ever Hispanic citizen elected to Congress. She serves as the highest ranking Republican on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen with SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser:
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen has been an outspoken champion on the life issue since day one. As ranking Republican Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, she was a vocal advocate for Life in debates over the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the President’s Emergency Program for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen is the lead sponsor of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) which she has introduced for the last three sessions of Congress. Ileana was among four U.S. representatives to introduce legislation that would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, following President Obama’s repeal. She has supported various pro-life legislation during her many years in Congress including Partial Birth Abortion Ban, the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen and SBA List Chairman of the Board Jane Abraham:
She is married to Dexter Lehtinen, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. They have four children, three daughters and a son.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehitnen appears in the video below, speaking of the importance of the Susan B. Anthony List: