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Last month, Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund PAC announced its endorsement of Gov. Kay Ivey in her re-election bid.
At the time of the announcement, the story that unveiled a leaked draft majority opinion written by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito that overturned the 1972 Roe v. Wade and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions had not yet been published.
During an interview that aired on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Monday, former U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO), Susan B. Anthony List's executive vice president for government affairs, discussed her organization's decision to back Ivey.
According to Musgrave, Ivey earned their nod for signing the 2019 Human Life Protection Act, also known as House Bill 314 (HB 314), which bans abortion with limited exceptions.
"I think it's the right approach for Alabama because that's where duly elected officials came down," Musgrave said. "Not every state will not pass that strong pro-life law that Gov. Kay Ivey signed. But again, it'll be up to the states to decide that. And you can bet that Susan B. Anthony List is going to be working hard to make every state as pro-life as possible.
"I just want to say that I admire Gov. Kay Ivey so much because I know that not only in her heart is she there fighting for the unborn child, but she is also there for their mothers."
Ivey also earned the group's endorsement in her 2018 gubernatorial bid.
According to recent polling, Ivey leads the way in a crowded Republican gubernatorial field.
Her Republican opponents include Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacy George, Ivey, Tim James, Donald Trent Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas, and Dean Young.
If Ivey cannot earn more than 50% of the Republican primary vote, she will be forced into a runoff to compete for her party's spot on the general election ballot.
The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election on Nov. 8.
Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad “Chig” Martin, Malika Sanders Fortier and Doug “New Blue” Smith are all running for the nomination in the Democratic primary.
Both primaries are on May 24.
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