Governor Kay Ivey wins national pro-life PAC endorsement, sparking backlash in Hollywood

Governor Kay Ivey landed another major endorsement in her bid to serve an additional four years as Alabama State Chief Executive.

Ivey’s re-election campaign on Wednesday announced that the incumbent governor had been endorsed by one of the nation’s most prominent pro-life PACs, the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List Candidate Fund.

Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for SBA List, spoke about Ivey’s legislative accomplishments that she noted for the right to life movement.

“Governor Kay Ivey is a pioneer and champion for unborn children and mothers in the deeply pro-life state of Alabama,” Musgrave said in a statement. “Our support for Kay goes back over a decade, and she has always been outspoken in defending life.”

“As governor, she boldly challenged the national status quo of abortion on demand until birth, signing some of the strongest laws in the country protecting unborn children throughout pregnancy,” said added Musgrave. “His authentic pro-woman leadership powerfully counters the lies of the abortion lobby and their extremist political allies. We are proud to support her for re-election and urge all Alabamians to vote for her on May 24. »

During his tenure as governor, Ivey signed into law several pieces of legislation enshrining protections for unborn children.

Ivey in 2019 signed House Bill 314, which bans abortions after a fetus’s heartbeat is detected. Last year, she signed Alabama’s “born alive” law that created criminal penalties for doctors who fail to provide life-saving care to infants who survive abortions.

In addition to her legislative actions, Ivey joined 12 governors around the country in signing a brief, in what could potentially be the landmark case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade. .

Ivey, a founding member of the SBA List’s National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, pledged to continue “fighting to protect the unborn.”

“I am honored to accept this endorsement from such a wonderful organization today. I signed the strongest pro-life law in the nation because as governor there is nothing more important than protecting our innocent babies,” Ivey said. “We defend them because they cannot defend themselves. And every life, no matter how small, is a precious gift from God. In Alabama, we will never back down and we will never stop fighting to protect the unborn child.

The SBA List’s endorsement of Alabama’s 54th governor has drawn the ire of a prominent Hollywood television writer.

Bill Prady, co-creator of the hit CBS sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ objected to accepting the endorsement from Ivey, who took to social media and appeared to accuse the governor of demonstrate anti-Semitism through his support of SBA List.

“The [SBA List] thinks it should be illegal for Jewish women to follow the teachings of their religion,” the TV producer wrote in a tweet. “Is it the only [anti-Semitic] position you agree with, or are there others? »

Prady’s stunt at Ivey is the second such attack on the governor by the entertainment industry in recent days.

Ben McKee, bassist for the pop rock band Imagine Dragons, has regularly responded to Ivey’s tweets as well as news stories covering the governor declaring his support for “trans rights.” McKee’s tweets toward Ivey began after she signed into law a bill protecting minors from gender-altering drugs and surgeries.

Last week, the musician responded to Yellowhammer News’ tweet covering Ivey signing a tax break package.

“Protect trans children. Trans rights are human rights. I support the LGBTQIA+ community in Alabama, Florida, Arizona and everywhere,” McKee tweeted.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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