Tuesday’s primary election results made it a banner day for pro-life female candidates.
Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser went so far as to call the wins “the greatest affirmation of our mission in the history of the organization.” and “proof that Americans are responding to authentic, pro-life feminism.”…
Here were the 6 particular victories, according to SBA List:
In CA, Carly Fiorina defeated Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore with 56% of the vote and Star Parker of CA-37 continues on to the General Election after an uncontested primary.
Sharron Angle won the NV Senate Republican Primary with 40% of the vote….
[I]n NJ’s 6th Congressional District, Anna Little leads with less than 100 votes in a race that has not yet been called.
Nikki Haley won 48.9% of the vote in the SC Gubernatorial Primary, qualifying her for the run-off….
[I]n SD, Kristi Noem received 42% of the vote in SD’s At-Large Republican Primary.
Leading pro-life “mama grizzly” feminist Sarah Palin was 3 for 4 Tuesday. She endorsed winners Haley (pictured right with Palin), Fiorina, and IA Gov. Terry Branstad (a guy).
Palin’s only endorsed candidate to lose was AR congressional candidate Cecile Bledsoe (also endorsed by Michelle Duggar).
These pro-life woman victories have taken liberal feminists aback. Wrote Hanna Rosin at Slate:
Indeed, Rachael. Conspicuous silence on the part of us confused feminists after today’s election results, which look like a sweep for women. In some corners, outright pouting. In others, moronic defiance. “I’m all for sisterhood (or whatever) but not if it includes women like these,” wrote another Jezebel commenter….
Does this mean we shouldn’t clap, even tepidly, for any of them? Of course not. But you need to give us time. The forward march of progress was really not supposed to happen this way. We were waiting for someone different, better, fresher. Someone more on our team.
Specifically “our team” only includes pro-aborts. And EMILY’S List, a PAC that only endorses Democrat pro-abort women, needed no time to draw battle lines. It immediately declared war in CA for what will be the mother of all battles for the feminist mantle this election season. Here’s an email sent by president Stephanie Schriock the morning after (click to enlarge):
2nd to praying, donating to the Susan B. Anthony List today is the best way to stop EMILY’s List et al.
I’m not sure anyone saw this coming, but we have a real shot to take feminism back by electing pro-life women. It clearly looks as if public consensus is swinging our way, if we can just stay out front with the messaging, which requires money.
[Photo of Haley/Palin via the Associated Press]