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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 to serve Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. During her time in Washington, Bachmann has been a true pro-life leader. She has supported and co-sponsored many pro-life efforts, including the drive to remove abortion funding from Obamacare, ban sex-selective abortion, and defund Planned Parenthood. In the 111th Congress, Michele re-introduced her pro-life initiative, the Positive Alternatives Act, to protect Life and help women in need by improving family services offered through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Her pro-life advocacy was a key part of her 2012 presidential campaign. Most recently, Congresswoman Bachmann participated in the floor debate over H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, taking a stand for the lives of unborn children who can feel pain.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (middle) receiving the Distinguished Leader Award from SBA List Projects Director Marilyn Musgrave and SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in 2010:
Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate, where she was a leading advocate on pro-life issues. Michele was the chief Senate sponsor of Minnesota's "Terri Schiavo" legislation to protect the disabled and the elderly. She also regularly spoke on the floor of the Minnesota Senate in favor of pro-life legislation like the Women's Right to Know and Fetal Pain bills.
Rep. Bachmann joined Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jean Schmidt, Virginia Foxx, and SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in calling for a ban on taxpayer funded abortions in Washington, D.C.:
In college, after watching Francis Schaffer's "How Shall We Then Live," Bachmann decided to take up the cause for Life. She began praying outside abortion clinics and served as a sidewalk counselor to young women considering abortions. Her passion for women and the unborn has only increased since then, as is evident in both her personal and political life.
Rep. Michele Bachmann speaking at SBA List's annual Pro-Life Gala:
Michele and her husband Marcus, have five children. Michele and Marcus have also served as foster parents to over 23 at-risk teens, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congress’ leading advocates for foster and adopted children, earning her bipartisan praise for her efforts.
Below are several videos of Rep. Bachmann defending Life: