FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2016Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 202-223-8073
Loyal Friend of Pro-Lifers Faces Extreme Pro-Abortion Opponent in Competitive Re-election
Washington, D.C. — Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced its endorsement of Senator Pat Toomey, who is running for re-election in Pennsylvania.
“Pat Toomey is a longtime friend of the pro-life movement and a voice for unborn children in Congress,” said SBA List Vice President of Government Affairs, former U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. “He has led for life in the U.S. Senate by co-sponsoring pro-life legislation, including measures to get the United States off the list of only seven nations to allow abortion on demand after five months, and to protect the conscience rights of pro-life taxpayers.
“Senator Toomey’s opponent Katie McGinty is a left-wing abortion radical with the backing of EMILY’s List. She will fight for the abortion lobby, while Senator Toomey will keep fighting for the rights of all Pennsylvanians – born and unborn. We are proud to endorse Sen. Toomey in his re-election bid and look forward to his victory in November.”
Senator Pat Toomey is a co-sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as well as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, SBA List’s top legislative priority, which would protect babies more than halfway through pregnancy. He also co-sponsored a resolution condemning abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his “house of horrors” clinic in Philadelphia, PA, and has supported the congressional investigation into illegal and late-term abortion practices. He supports defunding Planned Parenthood and blocking abortion mandates in Obamacare. Toomey faces a competitive general election race against Katie McGinty, who has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.
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.