FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2012
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
Washington, DC ─ Tonight the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List claimed victory when Mike Pence and Sue Ellspermann were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.
“Mike Pence and Sue Ellspermann are both authentic pro-life, pro-woman leaders and the Susan B. Anthony List is thrilled with their victory tonight,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Hoosier women and families will be well served by this team. Both longtime pro-life advocates, Mike and Sue are committed to protecting every human life and understand that our communities only grow stronger when we build up women in leadership roles while at the same time protecting the rights of the unborn.”
Mike Pence has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001 and has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. Congressman Pence has led the charge to stop taxpayer funding from going to America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and spearheaded the 2011 campaign to defund the organization through the Pence Amendment.
Sue Ellspermann was elected to the Indiana state legislature in 2010. She was featured in WORLD Magazine as an up and coming pro-life woman in politics. Ellspermann has earned a 100 percent pro-life voting record while in the legislature. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in industrial engineering from Purdue and the University of Louisville. Prior to serving in the Indiana Statehouse, Ellspermann founded a consulting business, directed the University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research and was actively involved with the Vanderburgh County Right to Life. The Pence-Ellspermann ticket is endorsed by Indiana Right to Life.
During the 2012 election cycle, the Susan B. Anthony List spent $11.2 million nationwide to accomplish three goals: 1) ensure the presidential challenger made specific pro-life commitments, 2) combat the “war on women” narrative, and 3) expose the extreme abortion agenda of President Obama and the Democratic Party of abortion on-demand paid for by the taxpayers.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.