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Susan B. Anthony (SBA List) is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce and eventually end abortion in the United States by supporting anti-abortion politicians, primarily women, through the Political Action Committee of the SBA Candidates Fund. Founded in 1993 by sociologist and psychologist Rachel McNair, the SBA list was a response to the success of the abortion rights group Emily's List, which was partly responsible for the 1992 Women's Year, in which a large number of women who favored abortion rights were elected to Congress. McNair expressed his desire to help anti-abortion women hold a senior public office. She recruited Marjorie Dannenfelser and Jane Abraham as the first experienced leaders of the SBA list. Dannevser is now president of the organization and Abraham is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Named after Susan B. Anthony, SBA List defines itself as Anthony and many 19th-century women's rights activists. The SBA list argues that Anthony and other early feminists were opposed to abortion, a view that abortion rights scholars and activists opposed. Anthony Researcher Ann D. Gordon and Anthony Biographer Lynn Scher write that Anthony "never spent any time on abortion policy."