Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.), who is vying for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) in the Senate, received a big endorsement Tuesday from the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List.
Susan B. Anthony List, which was founded in the 1990s, is an organization composed of 333,000 advocates who help elect pro-life men and women to Congress. The organization's goal is to reduce the number of abortions performed nationwide and ensure that pro-life voices are included in public discourse.
We are so proud to endorse #ProLife champion Marsha Blackburn. She's been a tireless advocate for unborn babies in the House, taking on the abortion industry. We're looking forward to saving lives with her in the Senate! @VoteMarsha #TNPolitics https://t.co/BxSCsRtAw7 pic.twitter.com/FpLWhX8Wj6
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) February 13, 2018
SBA specifically listed Blackburn's pro-life record and her willingness to defund Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical Progress released secretly-recorded online videos of the organization's employees discussing the sale of baby organs.
"Marsha Blackburn is a tireless pro-life champion who never hesitates to go on offense on behalf of unborn children and their mothers," Marilyn Musgrave, the organization's vice president of government affairs, said in a released statement. "From fighting to hold Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses accountable for their role in the gruesome baby body parts trade, to protecting babies born alive in failed abortions and left to die, to keeping taxpayer dollars out of abortion industry coffers, she has lead the charge in so many important pro-life battles."
"I am unapologetically 100 percent pro-life, and I’m grateful for the Susan B. Anthony List’s support. As I always have, I will continue to stand up for unborn children and their mothers," Blackburn said in accepting the endorsement.
Blackburn announced her candidacy in October after two-term Republican incumbent Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) chose to retire rather than forgo another re-election bid. Corker, who was on President Trump's short-list for Secretary of State, has become a vocal critic of the president often questioning the administration's motives and competence from his perch ontop the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
In her announcement video, Blackburn cited her opposition to Planned Parenthood and took a swipe at who many assumed to be the retiring Corker for his refusal to work with President Trump.
"Too many Senate Republicans act like Democrats—or worse," Blackburn said in her announcement.