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Monday, October 14, 2019 2:51 pm

Policy advocate to be honored at local Right to Life dinner

The Journal Gazette

A longtime policy advocate for Indiana Right to Life will receive the prestigious Daniel Award at tonight's Allen County Right to Life dinner in Fort Wayne.

Sue Swayze Liebel is from Indianapolis, where she has worked for more than 25 years in policy development, program design and implementation, lobbying and political strategy.

Sue currently serves as the state policy director for the Susan B. Anthony List in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for implementing the program’s mission of advancing women lawmakers who are dedicated to ending abortion by passing laws that save lives.

She is also the vice president for public affairs for Indiana Right to Life, a statewide pro-life advocacy organization, where she assists in developing policy and lobbying strategies and serves as its media spokesperson on issues of human life.

The purpose of the Daniel Award for Excellence in Pro-Life Public Policy is to recognize the extraordinary effort of a public servant in taking a stand for life regardless of the political, personal, or professional cost.

"I am honored and humbled to receive the Daniel Award," Liebel said. "I'm blessed to serve on the right to life team and to continue to serve my Lord to save His precious babies and their families. I will never stop."

She helped shepherd the Dignity for the Unborn Act establishing civil rights for unborn children, better protections for women at-risk of injury or death resulting from abortions, a ban on dismemberment abortions, improved informed consent to help women choose life instead of abortion, and much more.

Several of those have been struck down by federal courts.

"There is no one more deserving of this recognition than Sue," said Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter. "For nearly two decades she has fought the hard battles in the Indiana Statehouse to protect women and babies from abortion, and there are undoubtedly tens of thousands of babies alive today because of the sacrifices Sue has made. We look forward to seeing her impact expand nationwide through her work with the Susan B. Anthony List."