Pro-life Primary Victories Confirm Resurgence of Authentic, Pro-life Feminism

WASHINGTON, D.C. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser called Tuesday’s victories for pro-life women candidates “the greatest affirmation of our mission in the history of the organization,” and “proof that Americans are responding to authentic, pro-life feminism.”

“We applaud Americans in California, New Jersey, Nevada, South Carolina and South Dakota for taking steps to support authentic, pro-life feminism with their votes,” said Dannenfelser.  “Now more than ever, we need pro-woman, pro-life leadership.  These women will usher in the year of the pro-life woman and win back critical pro-life margins in the House and Senate.”

“California is now a top priority race for the SBA List and a battleground that sets the tone for the rest of the country. With a pro-life leader like Carly Fiorina facing the ultimate pro-abortion advocate, Barbara Boxer, the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

“In Nevada we experienced an embarrassment of riches, with two pro-life women running for the Senate Republican primary and taking over 66 percent of the vote combined,” said Dannenfelser.  “With her victory, Sharron Angle is poised to unseat Harry Reid, the leader of the Senate and the key proponent for Obama’s health care plan that included taxpayer funding of abortion.

California, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina and South Dakota all saw major victories for pro-life women.  In California, Carly Fiorina defeated Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore with 56% of the vote and Star Parker of CA-37 continues on to the General Election after an uncontested primary.  Sharron Angle won the Nevada Senate Republican Primary with 40% of the vote.  While, in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, Anna Little leads with less than 100 votes in a race that has not yet been called.  Nikki Haley won 48.9% of the vote in the South Carolina Gubernatorial Primary, qualifying her for the run-off and, in South Dakota, Kristi Noem received 42% of the vote in South Dakota’s At-Large Republican Primary.  

“Tuesday’s successes show the clear electoral power of authentic, pro-life feminism,” Dannenfelser said of the key pro-life victories. “These are the first of many victories to come.”

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.  

For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org.  

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