WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Diane Black, candidate for U.S. Representative in Tennessee’s 6th congressional district.
“Tennessee and all American women deserve the pro-life feminine leadership Diane Black has already evidenced in the state legislature,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List Candidate Fund. “No one in the nation has done more to advance the true needs of women and their unborn children in the law.
“Black’s commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in health care and in every aspect of federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress. A new women’s movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to the House of Representatives, and Diane Black is one of its brightest new stars.”
Mrs. Black is a former clinical care nurse currently serving Tennessee as State Senator for the 18th District and has sponsored a bill that prohibits any health care plan pursuant to the federal health care bill from offering coverage of abortion. She has also taken the lead in pushing a law to de-fund Planned Parenthood from state expenditures and co-sponsored the “Freedom from Coercion Act.” This bill would require abortion clinics to say to any woman considering an abortion: “It is against the law for anyone, regardless of the person’s relationship to you, to coerce you into having or force you to have an abortion.”
For her incomparable efforts on behalf of unborn children, Black received the 2004 Legislator of the Year Award from Tennessee Right to Life.
Ms. Black will face Lou Ann Zelnik and Jim Tracy in the August 5th Republican primary.
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.
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