Washington, D.C. ─ The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced its endorsement of former state senator Debbie Lesko for U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s 8th congressional district.
“Senator Lesko has spent her life in public service protecting the family and working to save the lives of unborn children and their mothers,” said former U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “We support Debbie because we know she will bring her pro-life values and leadership skills to Congress. She will wholeheartedly support and fight for legislation to strengthen American families and oppose the abortion lobby’s extreme agenda. We are proud to support Debbie Lesko and encourage pro-life Arizonans to support her in the upcoming election.”
State Senator Lesko responded to news of the endorsement saying:
“I am honored and thankful to receive the endorsement of Susan B. Anthony List. Our nation is stronger when we defend the most vulnerable, including innocent unborn children and women who deserve life-affirming alternatives to abortion. My pro-life record is unmistakable and I will continue to be a voice for the voiceless in Washington.”
Lesko was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2015 after serving three terms in the state House of Representatives. She has sponsored legislation to hold abortion facilities accountable to health and safety standards and prevent tax dollars from being used to fund abortion. She has a consistent pro-life voting record, including supporting Arizona’s ban on late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, when science shows unborn children can feel pain.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. 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 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.