|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
March 18, 2020
|CONTACT: Prudence Robertson|
Jeanne Ives, Mary Miller, and Esther Joy King Will Diligently Defend the Unborn
Washington, D.C. – Today Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund (SBA List) celebrates the primary victories of Jeanne Ives (IL-06), Mary Miller (IL-15), and Esther Joy King (IL-17) as they advance to their general elections. King was endorsed in SBA List’s first slate of 2020 candidates, while Ives was endorsed in September of last year. SBA List Candidate Fund endorsed Miller just last week.
“We are encouraged by the victories of these three strong pro-life women in the state of Illinois,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Unfortunately, Democratic state legislators in Illinois continue to promote the radical expansion of abortion on demand through birth, enacting some of the nation’s most extreme abortion laws and working to make Illinois the abortion capital of the Midwest. In contrast, these three women leaders understand the value of every human life and will fight to defend the innocent and vulnerable in Congress. As an organization with a special calling to help elect pro-life women, we are proud to stand behind Jeanne, Mary, and Esther, and look forward to working with them in Washington.”
Jeanne Ives is a former state representative who served for six years in the Illinois legislature, where she worked tirelessly to oppose laws forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. She is a West Point graduate and served in the United States Army.
Mary Miller is an experienced farmer and teacher. Her husband, Chris Miller, serves as a state representative and holds a strong pro-life voting record. They have raised their family in the Christian faith, and together they support local pregnancy centers in the area. Mary’s daughter is the founder and leader of her school’s Students for Life chapter.
Esther Joy King is a former missionary and aid worker. With a law degree from Northwestern, she went on to join the JAG Corps in the U.S. Army. She is vocal about her belief that life begins at conception and is committed to challenging Cheri Bustos on her 100% pro-abortion record.
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.