Marjorie Dannenfelser

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List.

A George Mason University professor writing for the widely read law blog “The Volokh Conspiracy” has attacked Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) over his entirely reasonable concerns about the record of Jessie Liu, a nominee for associate attorney general whose candidacy ended as alarming facts about her tenure at the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) […]

Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday under a cloud of ongoing scandal. Just last week, the District Attorney of Orange County, California filed charges against two companies previously allied with Planned Parenthood — DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics — for illegally profiting from the sale of aborted babies’ organs. DaVinci Biosciences should sound familiar […]

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortion on-demand through Medicaid. For decades, the Hyde Amendment — named for its lead proponent, the great pro-life Congressman Henry Hyde — has protected unborn children as well as the conscience rights of pro-life […]

If there was ever any question about who pro-life voters should support on Election Day, Mike Pence — who has championed pro-life initiatives in Congress and as governor of Indiana — cleared it up over the weekend. At the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Gov. Pence once again demonstrated his deep roots in the pro-life […]

Lately there has been a flurry of interest in the Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, including op-eds suggesting that they are a sensible alternative for pro-life voters disillusioned with both major parties. I couldn’t disagree more. Johnson and Weld are unacceptable for pro-lifers. Period. Johnson has said he supports abortion up until viability, […]

Tim Kaine wants to win, and now we know he’ll say anything to do it. That includes misleading voters on his position on the Hyde Amendment, the popular, bipartisan policy that has protected the conscience rights of taxpayers for decades by stopping federal funding of elective abortions under Medicaid. The Democratic VP nominee has flip-flopped […]

The season of waiting for the Supreme Court to issue some of its most controversial rulings of the year is upon us, and one of the most far-reaching decisions is the one on Texas’s abortion health and safety law. HB 2, adopted by wide margins in the state legislature, created tougher standards for Texas clinics […]

I was encouraged when, during a meeting with evangelical and social conservative leaders this week, Donald Trump reiterated the most important pro-life commitment he has made to date: that he would appoint pro-life judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. To quote him verbatim, “We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices… These will be […]

Last night we flexed the political muscle of the pro-life movement when we defeated Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). For those who don’t remember what happened: In January of last year, Congresswoman Ellmers — a former ally of Susan B. Anthony List and the pro-life movement — led the charge to stop the Pain-Capable Unborn Child […]

The Pro-Life Case for Donald Trump

by Marjorie Dannenfelser

At long last, the Republicans have a presumptive nominee in Donald Trump. For those of us concerned about the right to life of the unborn, now is a good time to reexamine what we know about Mr. Trump, as well as his most likely opponent, Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has made very specific pro-life commitments […]

Donald Trump Makes Huge Pro-Life Hire

by Marjorie Dannenfelser

“Huge” news for those in the pro-life movement concerned about this year’s election. Donald Trump has brought on John Mashburn as his Policy Director. This is an excellent hire, especially for the pro-life movement and our legislative priorities. I have known and respected John Mashburn for many years. He is a smart strategist with deep […]

The roller coaster that is the Republican presidential race this year shows little sign of stopping before July’s nominating convention in Cleveland. None of the three remaining candidates has a definitive path to securing the 1,237 delegates needed to win on the first ballot. A contested convention seems increasingly likely. No one can predict who […]

South Dakota just became the 16th state to stop abortion after five months — a point in pregnancy by which unborn children feel pain. State Senator Jenna Haggar, a longtime pro-life leader in the state and a stalwart member of the Susan B. Anthony List’s National Pro-life Women’s Caucus, was a lead author of the […]

During Saturday’s GOP primary debate, Donald Trump said that Planned Parenthood — America’s largest abortion business — does “wonderful things having to do with women’s health.” He added, “but not as it relates to abortion.” Asked to name some of these “wonderful things” on CNN Monday, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said “cervical cancer screenings” for poor […]

Yesterday, I joined fellow pro-life women leaders including Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life, Penny Nance and Beverly LaHaye of Concerned Women for America, and Star Parker, to urge Republican caucus-goers and voters in Iowa to support anyone but Donald Trump. Why? Because on the issue of defending unborn children and protecting women from […]

The mainstream media ignored the murder trial of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of cruelly killing newborn babies after they survived botched abortions. Thankfully, fearless filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have uncovered the truth about this evil and are sharing the story on the big screen through a powerful feature film: [facebook […]

At tonight’s State of the Union there will be at least two chairs left empty to draw attention to the damage that nearly 43 years of abortion on-demand has inflicted on our nation. Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve King will leave their seats open in remembrance of the millions of lives lost to abortion […]

At a campaign rally hosted by Planned Parenthood over the weekend, Hillary Clinton said she would “always defend” and support funding for the organization, which is America’s largest abortion business. She also called for an end to the Hyde Amendment, longstanding federal policy protecting taxpayer consciences by prohibiting taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion on […]

Last Friday, seven GOP presidential candidates sat down for a “Thanksgiving Dinner” style forum with Frank Luntz in Iowa. The discussions covered a variety of policy issues, but the theme of the evening centered on faith and family. Senator Rick Santorum shared a moving story about a time he believed God was testing the limits […]

The Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s barbaric trade in the body parts of aborted babies have pricked the conscience of the nation. As more Americans — both pro-life and pro-choice — watch the videos and witness the callous disregard for human life and dignity they display, the calls to defund the […]