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Kelly Ayotte was elected to the United States Senate on November 2, 2010 from the state of New Hampshire, filling the longstanding void of a pro-life woman’s voice in the Senate. Senator Ayotte was one of the first Senators to speak out in support of defunding Planned Parenthood in the 2011 budget battle and later voted to stop the flow of $300 million in taxpayer dollars to the nation’s number one abortion provider.
Sen. Ayotte interviewed by SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser:
Shortly after arriving in Washington, Senator Ayotte co-sponsored a bill that would uphold conscience protections and religious liberty for all health care providers, employers, and beneficiaries. She is committed to fighting the Obama administration's assault on our religious liberty.
Prior to her election to the U.S. Senate, Kelly served as New Hampshire’s Attorney General for five years. She was the state’s first female Attorney General and she earned a reputation as a tough on crime prosecutor. While Ayotte was serving as the state's top law enforcement officer, she fought tirelessly for women, girls and unborn children. Kelly fought for parental notification legislation, challenging Planned Parenthood all the way to the United States Supreme Court. She also led efforts to pass tough new laws to crack down on sexual and internet predators.
Kelly lives in Nashua, NH with her husband, Joe, an Iraq war veteran who flew combat missions over Iraq and currently serves in the Air National Guard and their five year old daughter Katherine, and two year old son Jacob.
SBA List was honored to have Sen. Ayotte as a guest at our annual Pro-Life Gala: