This year one of the four women honored is from Michigan, and I have the pleasure of knowing her personally. Here is what the SBA List press release has to say about the honor:
The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced the four honorees who will receive the Susan B. Anthony Young Leader Award at the group’s annual Campaign for Life Gala on April 11 in Washington, D.C. The event will also feature Rep. Paul Ryan as the keynote speaker and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who will be honored with the Distinguished Leader Award. More information is available at www.sba-list.org/gala.ac
“These young women are leaders when it comes to protecting life at all stages. Like Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Congressman Ryan, they do not back down from a fight.” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Each one of these women has a unique set of talents and is using them to strengthen and grow the pro-life movement. We are grateful for these trailblazers who embody the legacy of our namesake, Susan B. Anthony.”
The award winner from Michigan is Mary Catherine Wilcox. The SBA List said the following about the reason for her recognition:
Katie Wilcox – Katie is a lawyer at a Michigan firm and graduated from Ave Maria School of Law where she served as Vice President of the Lex Vitae (“Law of Life”) Society. Her law review note, “Why the Equal Protection Clause Cannot ‘Fix’ Abortion Law,” was published in the Human Life Review and the Ave Maria Law Review. In high school, Katie volunteered for Right to Life of Michigan and started a Students for Life club. She went on to serve as President of Michigan State University Students for Life, where she planned the first statewide pro-life rally on MSU campus, and eventually founded Students for Life of Michigan.
In knowing her personally, I find it interesting to read a paragraph about her accomplishments because it really just scratches the surface of what she does for the movement. We should congratulate her, and the other women for their dedication and love that they pour into the Pro-Life Mission. It really is the Mission of the Church.
Right to Life of Michigan also had a nice write-up:
Katie was nominated for her already extensive career with building involvement in prolife organizations. Involved in prolife work at a young age, Katie was a state finalist at the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest. While in college she served as president of Michigan State University Students for Life. Her involvement on campus inspired her to found Students for Life of Michigan in 2005, an organization that provides support and leadership development for Students for Life chapters across the state of Michigan.