State Pro-Life Women Leaders

Pro-Life women in our state and local governemnts work everyday to shape our communities through public policy. Their work to bring pro-woman and pro-life messages to their states, towns, and counties inspire young women to be involved in the political process. The Susan B. Anthony List looks forward to seeing many more acheivements from these rising pro-life leaders.

Kay Ivey
Kay Ivey | Lieutenant Governor of Alabama

Kay Ivey was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 as Alabama’s State Treasureer. In her re-election bid, she gained the largest number of votes in a contested race in Alabama history. After two successful terms as State Treasurer, Kay was elected as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in 2010. As an alumnus of Girls State, she remains dedicated to getting young women involved in the political process.

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Mary Fallin
Mary Fallin | Governor of Oklahoma

Mary Fallin was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 to serve Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.  Fallin currently serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Small Business.  Fallin is the first woman to represent Oklahoma in Congress since 1920. She has more than 19 years in public office.   She previously served as Oklahoma's first female Lieutenant Governor for over ten years and is currently an SBA List endorsed candidate for Oklahoma Governor.

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Gov. Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley | South Carolina Governor

“I believe every life has a value and is blessed by God – my husband was adopted and my pro-life convictions stem from the fact I feel the blessings of that value every day knowing someone chose life for him. I see it every day in my two children as I watch them grow. My hope is that we continue to encourage and work towards educating that value of life to everyone, “says Nikki Haley.  Being elected the 116th governor of South Carolina in 2010, Haley has signed multiple pro-life bills. These include the Penalties for Harming an Unborn Child/Fetus, Pre-Abortion Ultrasound, and the 24 hour Waiting Period for Abortions Act.

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Rebecca Kleefisch
Rebecca Kleefisch | Wisconsin Lt. Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch was elected as Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010 and re-elected in 2012. During this election she was endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family PAC. In August 2010, Kleefisch was diagnosed with colon cancer and had a tumor removed just 12 days prior to winning the state’s primary election. Two days after her November election, Kleefisch began chemotherapy treatment and is now cancer free. A former news anchor with a passion for politics, Rebecca Kleefish has served as Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador” and heads the Governor’s Small Business Summits. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the proud mother of two daughters.

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Sue Ellspermann
Sue Ellspermann | Indiana Lieutenant Governor

Sue Ellspermann was elected Lieutenant Governor of Indiana with Governor Mike Pence on December 6, 2012. In 2010, Sue was elected to represent Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties in the Indiana House of Representatives. She served as Vice Chair of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and was a member of the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Election and Apportionment Committee.

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Gov. Susana Martinez
Susana Martinez | New Mexico Governor

The Susan B. Anthon List was proud to endorse the 31st governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez. During her 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Susana was interviewed by New Mexico’s IN FOCUS about her stance on the Life issue. She stated, “I’m Pro-Life, I have seen what abortion can do to a woman and when there isn’t a lot of thought being given, when it’s simple. I’ve seen women who see abortion as a method of contraception instead of the thoughtful process that it absolutely deserves without the other alternative being discussed. I do oppose partial birth abortion. I think that is atrocious, that child is partial birth, you are born and then you are killed, and that is atrocious. That is a late term abortion and I don’t support that.”

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