Fresh off Mother’s Day, one Alabama mom has earned a special shoutout – our own U.S. Sen. Katie Britt.

During her first 16 months in office, Britt brought a much-needed fresh perspective to the table – that of the only Republican mom with school-aged kids in the Senate – and she’s been a strong voice standing up for parents, families, and children. 

Just last week, she and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) led a group of conservative Republican colleagues in introducing the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS) Act. This pro-life, pro-family bill would assist women not only during pregnancy, but also in the postpartum and early childhood development phases of motherhood, too. Britt’s leadership on this issue brought praise from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, March for Life Action, National Right to Life Committee, Family Policy Alliance, Americans United for Life, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Larry Kudlow, Kari Lake, and many other conservatives across the nation.

As a mom, I’m so grateful that Britt is building a comprehensive culture of life through the MOMS Act and a long line of other legislation she has cosponsored. That’s why Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America awarded her an “A+” score – the highest possible.

“Sen. Britt has stood up against the extremist nominees of the pro-abortion Biden-Harris administration, and against pro-abortion action both in the administration and through legislation advanced by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,” SBA’s scorecard says. “Sen. Britt has voted consistently to defend the lives of the unborn and infants. This includes stopping hard-earned tax dollars from paying for abortion, including abortion travel expenses, whether domestically or internationally, and pushing back on the administration’s extreme abortion executive actions.”

I’m also especially appreciative of all the tireless work Britt is doing to protect girls and young women from absurd leftwing attacks by the Biden administration.

I was proud to see Britt, a leading advocate on the importance of protecting Title IX, grill Biden’s Education Secretary recently about his radical plans to allow males in female locker rooms, and to allow young men to compete in women’s athletics at the high school and collegiate levels. Our senator also discussed this on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.

Cosponsoring legislation that would block Biden’s assault on Title IX, Britt has also backed a Republican-led Women’s Bill of Rights resolution that would make it clear that federal law should only recognize an individual’s biological sex at birth, rather than gender identity, for the purposes of protecting the legal rights of women. Who would have thought we’d reach this point where Democrats can’t even answer, “What is a woman?” Britt is showing them what it means to be a strong Alabama Republican woman.

Finally, I would like to applaud Britt for being the lead Senate sponsor of the Laken Riley Act. As a mom and as a senator, she is fighting to make sure more American families don’t have to face that kind of unimaginable tragedy and grief. She has already secured 48 cosponsors for her bill in the Senate – including a Democrat, which the national press thought impossible.

It is refreshing to see some Alabama common sense shine in Washington – and to have someone who understands firsthand what parents across our nation are going through under the Biden administration. Our values of faith, family, and freedom have a tough yet graceful conservative voice in Sen. Katie Britt. 

Vicki Self Bailey lives in Trussville, Alabama, and is the former President of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women.

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