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MCCL Federal PAC endorses Michelle Fischbach for Congress

Candidate would bring distinguished record as pro-life leader to Washington


MINNEAPOLIS — Today the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Federal PAC, the state's only federal pro-life political action committee, endorsed former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach for Congress. Fischbach is running to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which covers most of western Minnesota, in the U.S. House.


"Michelle Fischbach is a thoroughly proven pro-life leader who perfectly reflects the pro-life values of the 7th District," says MCCL Federal PAC President Leo LaLonde. "She will take that pro-life conviction and leadership to Congress, where it is very much needed."


Fischbach, R-Paynesville, has served as a Minnesota state senator, the first female president of the Minnesota Senate, and lieutenant governor. During her tenure in the Senate (1996-2018), she cast 149 pro-life votes out of a possible 149—a 100 percent career pro-life voting record.


Fischbach was an author or co-sponsor of virtually every major pro-life bill in Minnesota throughout her two-plus decades at the Capitol. She authored lifesaving laws such as the Positive Alternatives Act, which provides grants to life-affirming programs that offer practical assistance to pregnant women and new mothers, and the Woman's Right to Know Act, which ensures informed consent prior to abortion. Thousands of women, children, and families have been helped through these measures.


"There is no other candidate in this race—and no Minnesota elected official, for that matter—who has a pro-life record nearly as extensive as Michelle's," says LaLonde. "Her accomplishments on behalf of innocent human life speak for themselves, and we look forward to her future work in Washington to advance protection for unborn children and their mothers."


The incumbent in the 7th District, Congressman Collin Peterson, compiled a 50 percent pro-life voting record in 2019, according to National Right to Life's scorecard. That record includes a vote in favor of an appropriations bill that would have overturned the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which prevents U.S. funding of groups that perform or promote abortion overseas.

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