Susan B. Anthony List Endorses Claudia Tenney for Congress in NY-22 Open Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Strong Pro-life Leader could Replace Opening Left by Abortion-Ally Rep. Hanna

Washington, D.C. – Today, the national pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced its endorsement of Claudia Tenney, who is running for Congress in New York’s 22nd District. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Richard Hanna, one of just a handful of pro-abortion Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We are proud to endorse Claudia Tenney, who has been a proven champion of the unborn and women in the New York Assembly,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Her strong, bold voice for unborn children and women will be a welcome addition in Congress.”

Claudia Tenney welcomed the endorsement saying, “I am proud to receive the endorsement of an organization that works so tirelessly to defend the rights of the unborn and their mothers. With the help of Susan B. Anthony List, I will continue to spearhead the pro-life, pro-woman fight in Washington by speaking up for those who do not have a voice.”

In the New York Assembly, Tenney has championed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to end late-term abortions after five months, more than halfway through pregnancy, in the state. She has received the endorsement of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms PAC, a leading voice for unborn children and a key state ally of SBA List. She also serves as a member of the SBA List’s National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, which organizes and supports pro-life women who hold elected office at the state level.

The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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