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Marsha Blackburn was first elected to Congress in 2002, serving Tennessee’s 7th District. Since 2005, she has served on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. She is one of the most outspoken pro-life leaders in the House and is frequently interviewed on television about the pro-life cause. In June 2013, Rep. Blackburn played a huge role in the passage of H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. She led the floor debate and stood firm for the lives of mothers and their unborn children who feel pain.
Prior to becoming a Member of Congress, she served in the Tennessee State Senate for four years. It was during this period of time when she earned a reputation in public policy leadership as a steadfast conservative, committed to the Jeffersonian principles of limited government and individual responsibility, family strength, and grass-roots and community advocacy. Congressman Blackburn has been an advocate of pro-life legislation throughout her time in the House. She fought hard for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. She also supports the Child Custody Protection Act, the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act. National Right To Life has given Blackburn a 100 percent rating for her pro-life voting record.
Rep. Blackburn (right) with Rep. Diane Black and SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser:
Marsha is married to Chuck Blackburn and they have two children.
Rep. Blackburn (right) with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser at Real Women's Voices Lobbying Day:
Rep. Blackburn speaks on the House floor in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood:
Rep. Blackburn calls for no taxpayer-funded abortions on the House floor:
Rep. Blackburn thanks both pro-life voters and the Susan B. Anthony List for their hard work and dedication in the fight to save lives and help elect pro-life women leaders: