Mary Fallin's Primary Win Drives 'Year of the Pro-life Woman'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Mary Fallin (OK-05), candidate for Oklahoma Governor, surged to victory over her primary opponent and is strongly positioned to win the November general election.

“This latest win for an authentic, pro-life woman candidate continues the momentum that is making 2010 ‘the year of the pro-life woman,’” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund.  “In Congress, Rep. Fallin has been a vocal advocate for the unborn and their mothers.

“With Mary Fallin in office, Oklahoma will have the opportunity to sign into law much of the pro-life legislation now being vetoed under current Gov. Brad Henry,” said Dannenfelser.

During her two terms in office, Fallin co-sponsored the Positive Alternatives Act and Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.  She has received awards from Americans for Tax Reform, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Referencing these accomplishments, Dannenfelser said, “Mary Fallin’s tireless efforts are a model for all pro-life women candidates this election cycle.  A new women’s movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way across the country, and Rep. Fallin is one of its brightest stars.”

Rep. Fallin will face Attorney General Drew Edmondson or Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins in the November general election.  If elected, Fallin will become the first woman Governor of Oklahoma.

The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races. The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of over 280,000 Americans, residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics.  Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.

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