SBA List Gives Analysis of RNC Chair Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser gave the following analysis of Life issues discussed at this afternoon’s Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair debate co-sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the SBA List and the Daily Caller:

“Today’s debate sent a strong message to the pro-life grassroots that the next Republican National Committee Chairman will be pro-life.  While there are differences in experience and approach, every candidate committed in both principle and operationally to promote the pro-life agenda. 

We will share a video of the debate and our pre-debate Skype interviews with more than 500,000 grassroots activists and donors.  They will, in turn, communicate their own views on the candidates to the 168 voting members of the RNC.  We look forward to the day when potential Democratic Party chairman candidates engage in the same process with the SBA List.”

Questions to two of the candidates regarding their memberships on the boards of pro-choice organizations were not asked in the debate.  The candidates answered the questions in SBA List’s pre-debate Skype interviews at  


Prior to the debate, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, American Principles Project (APP) Board Member and National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Chair Maggie Gallagher and APP President Frank Cannon conducted interviews with all the candidates covering their positions on Life and traditional marriage and plans to promote those values as RNC Chairman.  (Interviews can be viewed here can be viewed here 

Over the past three weeks, SBA List and like-minded groups have promoted the interviews to a 500,000-activist grassroots network, encouraging them to vote on questions to be asked at the January debate on  Submissions dealing with the Life and marriage issue have garnered the most votes on the site to date. 

Additionally, the SBA List has launched a grassroots Action Center where activists can lobby voting RNC members in their respective states.  The SBA List will also encourage activists to submit questions to be asked at the debate via Twitter.

The Susan B. Anthony List spent $11 million during the 2010 midterm election cycle. Overall, the SBA List was involved in 90 races including 62 wins and 28 losses. Successes included: defeating 15 of 20 so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care reform bill; increasing the number of pro-life women in the House by 70 percent; filling the void of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate and increasing the number of pro-life women governors from one to four. 

To attend the January 3 debate, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or [email protected].  


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