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SBA List President Calls on Rep. Heather Wilson to Explain Anti-Life Record to New Mexicans

Contact: Joy Yearout, Susan B. Anthony List, 703-380-6674


WASHINGTON, May 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) perpetuates her claim to be a pro-life Member of Congress, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser called upon her to be upfront with New Mexicans about her Congressional record of supporting taxpayer funds for Planned Parenthood and her support for FDA approval of the RU-486 abortion pill.

"Heather Wilson calls herself pro-life, but her voting record clearly shows otherwise. New Mexicans deserve to know the truth about her votes to spend dollars from the pockets of principled pro-life Americans to destroy human lives," said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "From her support for Planned Parenthood, to approval of the deadly RU-486 abortion drug, Heather Wilson's record is anything but pro-life."

This week, Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) told the Associated Press, "I am pro-life. The pro-life Democrats are going to vote for me. There's no question about that."

Wilson's actual record on Life:

  • 42% rating with the National Right to Life Committee in the 110th Congress
  • Voted to continue sending taxpayer dollars to the nation's number one abortion provider, Planned Parenthood: July 19, 2007, Roll Call No. 684
  • Voted twice to allow FDA testing and approval of the dangerous RU-486 abortion pill: June 8, 1999, Roll Call No. 173 & July 10, 2000, Roll Call No. 373
  • Voted four times in favor of using taxpayer funds for embryonic stem cell research that destroys human life: H.R. 2560, H.R. 810, H.R.3, S.5.


The Susan B. Anthony List currently sponsors an ad campaign on Christian radio stations in New Mexico that highlights these votes from Wilson's record. The ad can be accessed on the Susan B. Anthony List website at www.sba-list.org/truth. The ads began this week and will continue through June 3, 2008.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 145,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.