March 30th, 2010
01:43 PM ET
11 years ago

Pro-life group endorses Sue Lowden for Senate

(CNN) - The Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion rights organization, announced Tuesday it will endorse Republican front-runner Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate in Nevada.

"Right now there is a crying need for a pro-life woman's voice in the Senate and Sue Lowden is committed to being that voice," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the group's candidate fund. "[She] combines everything we are looking for: an articulate female spokesman with the courage to back it up with advocacy for the unborn and their mothers."

Lowden, the former Nevada Republican Party chairwoman, will face Danny Tarkanian and Sharron Angle in a June 8 primary for a chance to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November.

A recent Mason-Dixon poll shows Lowden leading Tarkanian by nearly 20 points in the primary and the Senate's top Democrat by 13 points.

Filed under: 2010 • Nevada
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Robert T., New Orleans

    How does being pro choice or pro life affect one's performance in government?

    Answer: It doesn't. It's just a political catch phrase to get the really stupid people to vote for you based on a non-issue.

    Yeppers, if Sue Lowden becomes senator in Nevada, all abortions across the world will cease, and the Catholic church will have a larger selection of orphans to molest.

    March 30, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Loser

    With all your Sarah Palin support, the republicans are going to divide the vote and Reid will keep his seat. Remember NY-23?

    March 30, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Kitchen Police

    How can you be "pro-life" and deny millions of Americans health care?
    How can you be "pro-life" and hate everyone that is not white like you?
    How can you be "pro-life" and oppose any measures that would bring about clean energy?
    How can you be "pro-life" and support wars that bomb innocent men, women, and children?
    How can you be "pro-life" and disrespect life?

    March 30, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. "Tea Party Texan"

    That at least replaces another Democrat. But, she better realize that it is us the people who will hire her. Eitther work for us and do what is right or you will be a one termer.

    March 30, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. ToughLove

    HealthCare for all OUTSIDE of the womb...while those INSIDE the womb are literally torn limb from limb. That is pure CRUELTY or INSANITY. Both of which are untenable in a civilized society.

    March 30, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. Obama the Marxist Liar

    Harry better check out his unemployment benefits.

    March 30, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. "Tea Party Texan"

    Yea CNN you're the best.

    March 30, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. muthsuntruths

    These people should be embarrassed by their choice. Here is some reality:

    Lowden 2010: In 2009, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate named Sue Lowden told a conservative publication, Human Events, that Roe v. Wade was a “bad decision.” (Las Vegas Sun/Dec. 16, 2009)

    Lowden insisted her evolution is personal and not political, providing me with a lengthy statement and declining to speak on the record beyond it. “I am pro-life and I will defend life as a U.S. senator,” the statement began. (Las Vegas Sun/Dec. 16, 2009)


    LAS VEGAS SUN/May 18, 1996
    Joining Ernaut in opposing an abortion ban: Las Vegas Assemblywoman Deanna Braunlin, state Sens. Kathy Augustine and Sue Lowden of Las Vegas,

    Lowden and Hettrick said the national party ought to follow Nevada's lead and take abortion out of the platform.

    LAS VEGAS SUN/Dec. 16, 2009
    In 1993, a GOP state senator named Sue Lowden expressed to a reporter support for Roe v. Wade on the 20th anniversary of the decision.

    If circumstantial evidence is to be believed, Lowden is easily convicted of not one, but perhaps two acts of political convenience, tacking left when it was advantageous and then shifting right when the race called for it.

    But her comment about not standing on the Senate floor to salute Roe v. Wade is disingenuous because other senators in favor of abortion rights were caught off-guard by then-Minority Leader Dina Titus’ call for everyone to stand.

    RECORD COURIER/Jan. 15, 2010
    Lowden Stated: “I voted for choice in 1990.”

    1992 Candidate Questionnaire /Nevada Roll Call/ Christian Coalition
    When asked the question if she would “Prohibit abortion except when the mother’s life is endangered” her response was “OPPOSED”.

    March 30, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Annie, Atlanta

    Republicans wanting to force their values on the rest of us. But why is it that they only care about a child before it's born, and not after? And God knows, don't try to take their guns away. Guns that are made for one thing, and one thing only, to kill people. I'm confused.

    March 30, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |

    It seems fitting that this anti-choice group support Lowden, she's anti-choice, anti-labor, anti-health care, even for her own employees. So this anti choice group could not have picked a more anti-everything candidate than Lowden. Good luck with that.

    March 30, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. Mesa Mick

    The motto of the anti-choice, anti-womens right, anti-womens reproductive health group Susan B. Anthony List is...

    "Pass out the coat hangers, it's the christian thing to do"...

    March 30, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. RCasson

    There goes the female vote. Reid will win.

    March 30, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  13. Eric in Denver

    Can you say good night dingy Harry. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!!!!!!

    March 30, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. The Great Northwest

    Tell her we take control of our own body and to make\choices for herself and ONLY herself .
    We don't need her to tell us what to do with our own bodys or for the choices that we choose to make .
    In other words "Mind your owe business Lowden and keep your nose out of ours ."

    March 30, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. Mike in NYC

    ... an anti-abortion rights organization ...

    They would no doubt have problems with that characterization. While acknowledging that legal rights to abortion have been granted, they would reject the existence of any corresponding moral rights.

    March 30, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. Feklar

    Pro-Life is nothing but a demographic that the far-right taps into for cash. Overturning Roe would be a huge blow to the Right and certainly not in their best interest.

    March 30, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Steph

    Where does this person stand on other "women's" issues like domestic violence prevention, fair pay for working women, high quality affordable child care? How does she feel about the health care bill that just passed? It prevents health insurance companies from denying coverage to women who were victims of domestic violence. It prevents health insurance companies from charging women more for health insurance...just because they are women.

    The United States currently has a higher infant mortality than almost all European countries and many Asian countries. Heck, even Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate. We're basically tied with Croatia. Now, if she really is pro-life, she will champion the cause of better health care for pregnant women!

    March 30, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Former Nude Models like Scott Brown make great "conservative" role models for our nation's youth

    The Tea Party candidate has the most support. This is the year of the Tea Party, not the year of the RINO. Sorry, Sue.

    March 30, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Jim

    As a prolifer, I hope she is anti war, anti unregulated guns, pro universal health care and against capital punishment. That would make her an honest prolifer. I doubt it is the case. I challenger her to prove me wrong. You can't be a one trick pony and claim to be prolife, as most in the GOP do. Most want freedom for themselves while wanting to deny it for others. Life and Freedom must be for all Americans!

    March 30, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  20. Dano

    Thank you CNN for referring to the organization as an anti-abortion rights group rather than their preferred title of "pro-life". These groups are only concerned with forcing women to give birth to children that, once born, are on their own. I think only the mother should decide if she is capable of raising a child. After all, it's not like she can give the child back later once she determines she isn't. A true pro-life group would offer assistance to women & children to help them survive.

    March 30, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  21. LVGirl

    Sue Lowden is a typical scary Conservative.....We only care about your rights while you are in-utero.

    March 30, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  22. rice, bryan

    does this remind you of a teabaggers behavior anyone? he says that this typical of the left, then he went and buried his head back in the sand. and until they find those weapons of mass destruction, that they assured us, were there. they are war criminals, same as those in serbia.

    March 30, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |