Mike Pence is a Pro-Life Trailblazer who will Rally Grassroots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Washington, D.C.  – This morning the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s running mate.

“Mr. Trump’s selection of Gov. Mike Pence is an affirmation of the pro-life commitments he’s made and will rally the pro-life grassroots,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Gov. Pence has proven to be a pro-life champion both during his time in Congress and as Governor of Indiana. It was Mike Pence who led the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in Congress, and it was Gov. Pence who signed into law a historic bill protecting unborn children from lethal discrimination in the womb. Mike Pence is a pro-life trailblazer and Mr. Trump could not have made a better choice.”

“When I was in Congress it became apparent to me immediately that Mike Pence was committed to conservative principles,” added SBA List Vice President of Government Affairs, former U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. “He was an incredible leader of the Republican Study Committee, making sure that Republican Leadership stayed true to our core values, including life. He had the courage and conviction that it took to be a true leader. His floor speeches were like those of great orators in our history. But what I admired about Mike Pence most of all was his commitment to his faith, and Karen and his kids. He kept his priorities right.  I always knew that he was destined for even greater things.  He is most deserving of this honor and I couldn’t be happier for him and Karen.”

Mr. Trump has pledged to advance and sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and appoint pro-life Justices to the Supreme Court.

Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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