The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated as its endorsed candidates in Alabama — Gov. Kay Ivey, Twinkle Cavanaugh, and 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby —advanced in their respective primaries.
Ivey outright won the Republican party’s nomination and moves to the general election on Nov. 6. Meanwhile Cavanaugh, in the race for Lieutenant Governor, and Roby in the race to continue representing the 2nd District in the.S. House of Representatives, will both move to runoff election scheduled to take place on July 17.
“We congratulate Governor Kay Ivey on her primary win. We also congratulate Twinkle Cavanaugh and Congresswoman Martha Roby on advancing in their races,” said former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “These three outstanding candidates form a pro-life ‘dream team’ for Alabama, one of the most solidly pro-life states in the nation. They will stand up to the extreme abortion lobby, fight to protect unborn children and their mothers, and keep Alabama taxpayers out of the abortion business. As an organization with a special calling to promote strong pro-life, pro-woman leaders, we are proud to see them advance and encourage Alabama voters to support them.”
Ivey is a founding member of SBA List’s Pro-Life Women’s Caucus who was first endorsed by SBA List Candidate Fund in 2010.
Cavanaugh is president of Alabama’s Public Service Commission, an important role ensuring taxpayers’ confidence in local government. Previously, she was the first woman to serve as chair of the Alabama Republican Party.
Roby was one of the first to speak out on the House floor to raise awareness of Planned Parenthood’s role in the harvest and sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit. She has fought to redirect taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, to comprehensive health care alternatives.
She is also a co-sponsor of the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2017, which would ban federal funding for research using fetal tissue from abortion victims. Recently, she spoke in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. She also co-sponsored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and managed floor debate on the bill.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes 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, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.