FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2012
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Washington, DC ─ Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.
“Deb Fischer is a fighter for unborn children and their mothers. Her record in the Nebraska state legislature is one of fighting passionately for pro-life, pro-woman policies,” said Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “On the other hand, the last time Bob Kerrey was in the U.S. Senate, he voted against the ban on the gruesome practice of partial birth abortion five times. The people of Nebraska want leaders whose voting record reflects their pro-life values.”
“Women are ideal advocates when it comes to defending unborn children and their mothers, yet right now there is only a solitary pro-life woman’s voice in the U.S. Senate. The SBA List Candidate Fund plans for Deb Fischer to change that November 6th. Her success in the Republican primary last week is just one indication of her strong leadership. Nebraska voters are hungry for a pro-life leader like Deb Fischer.”
Since 2004, Deb Fischer has served in the Nebraska state legislature as representative for the 43rd district. Fischer was endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life and holds a 100 percent pro-life voting record.
While serving in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2001, Kerrey earned a career voting score of 4 percent with the National Right to Life Committee. Kerry voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act five times, as well as for the Harkin Amendment to endorse Roe v. Wade. Also while in the U.S. Senate, Kerrey consistently voted against limitations on the use of federal funds for elective abortions and against parental notification rights.
On May 15, Deb Fischer won the Republican primary in Nebraska with 41 percent of the vote.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its connected Political Action Committee, the SBA List Candidate Fund, are dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the election, education, promotion, and mobilization of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of over 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.