FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 202-223-8073
Strong Pro-life Leader Needed to Fill Seat Vacated by Pro-Life Ally Rep. Marlin Stutzman
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Today in Fort Wayne, the national pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced its endorsement of State Senator Liz Brown, who is running for Congress in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Marlin Stutzman, a dependable pro-life ally in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Susan B. Anthony List is proud to endorse Liz Brown in Indiana. If elected, Brown will be a champion for unborn children and women, as well as for pro-life taxpayers, said SBA List Vice President for Government Affairs, former U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. “State Senator Brown has been one of our strongest allies in Indiana, advocating much-needed legislation to protect the lives of the most vulnerable as well as their mothers. We look forward to having her strong leadership in Washington.”
“I’m honored to have the support of Susan B. Anthony List because I know this organization works tirelessly at the state and federal levels to end abortion,” said Brown. “During my time in the Indiana Senate, I have boldly fought for the defenseless and their mothers. I have worked with Susan B. Anthony List’s National Women’s Pro-Life Caucus on the state level and when elected to Congress, I look forward to working with SBA List in order to pass meaningful federal legislation that protects the unborn and women.”
In the Indiana Senate, Brown has championed pro-life legislation, including the ban on abortions because of the child’s race, gender or potential disability. She introduced and passed legislation that prevents a Planned Parenthood-type of harvesting and trafficking scandal by prohibiting the sale and transfer of fetal remains. Last year, well before the Planned Parenthood videos were released, Brown’s bill on the dignified disposal of aborted fetal remains was passed into law. She has been endorsed by Indiana Right to Life and Allen County Right to Life in her election to State Senate and in her current race for Congress. Brown is also 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.
Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.
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.