FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 202-223-8073
Handel will Face Extremist Backed by America’s #1 Abortion Business in Critical Election to Replace Tom Price
Washington, D.C. — The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) declared victory as its endorsed candidate, Karen Handel, moved forward to the next round in Georgia’s sixth congressional district special election. Handel will face Planned Parenthood-supported Democrat Jon Ossoff in the runoff election on June 20.
“We are encouraged to see Karen Handel, a fearless champion of unborn children and their mothers, move forward in this critical race for the pro-life movement,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Handel is by far the best qualified to replace recently confirmed HHS Secretary Tom Price. Her opponent, Jon Ossoff, is an extremist backed by America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. We have contacted thousands of key voters in Georgia’s sixth district to impress upon them the importance of defeating Ossoff and ensuring that this seat remains pro-life.
“Karen Handel is the only candidate with the courage to stand up to the abortion lobby. While working at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, she was instrumental in exposing Planned Parenthood’s deception and failure to provide mammograms. We need principled pro-life leaders like Karen in Congress to fight for women and children and get American taxpayers out of the abortion business.”
Karen Handel was Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue before being elected as Georgia’s first female Secretary of State in 2006. She is the former Vice President of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the author of the book Planned Bullyhood: The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Handel resigned from her position as Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy after the organization reversed its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider and does not provide mammograms.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partnered 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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.