RALEIGH – Lieutenant Governor Forest has long been known a staunch pro-life supporter, and a prominent national pro-life group is endorsing him for governor in recognition of that fact.
Susan B. Anthony List, a non-profit organization that seeks to reduce and ultimately end abortion in the U.S. by supporting anti-abortion politicians, announced their endorsement of Forest this week.
“We are honored to support Dan in his race for governor,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, who hails from Greenville, North Carolina.
“I know Dan well, and have watched him work hard as lieutenant governor to protect life. His record contrasts starkly with that of Governor Cooper, who blocked popular legislation to protect babies who survive abortions. In a battleground state like North Carolina, it is crucial to elect pro-life leaders who will fight the abortion extremism that has taken hold of the Democrat Party. Dan is one of the state’s strongest champions in that battle and SBA List is proud to stand with him again.”
While SBA List accurately identifies Forest a champion of pro-life issues, the endorsement is perhaps most notable because of the organization’s history of endorsements; they primarily endorse women.
SBA List most recently endorsed and spend significant PAC funds to support special congressional candidate Dr. Joan Perry in North Carolina’s Third District special Republican primary. There is a Republican woman in the 2020 gubernatorial race: State Lawmaker and Army Veteran Holly Grange. Apparently SBA List feels so confident in Forest’s pro-life bona fides that they are endorsing him early despite their usual support of female candidates.