Mary Drury serves as the Deputy Director of Government Affairs at Americans United for Life. She provides legal research and support for the legal team, tracks state life-related legislation, drafts material for the AUL Blog and website, and has been published in National Review Online, LifeNews, and LifeSiteNews. Mary also acts as the Legislative Coordinator and the Coordinator of AUL’s Legal Fellowship Program.
Mary has been involved in pro-life advocacy and political action since she was in high school. Before coming to AUL, Mary worked as the development assistant at Susan B. Anthony List and she was a research assistant for Family Research Council Action. Additionally, Mary worked on pro-life initiatives at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Bush Administration. She interned at Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. And she has volunteered on numerous political campaigns for pro-life candidates.
Mary participated in the 51st and the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women as a pro-life NGO Representative with the International Solidarity & Human Rights Institute and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
As the oldest of seven children, Mary has always been a natural leader. In college, she was the president of Franciscan University College Republicans where she exemplified these skills by leading the students in political activism for which her small band of college republicans made over 42,000 voter contacts during the 2008 presidential elections.
Mary graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from Franciscan University of Steubenville—an institution known for academic rigor and moral fiber—receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Minors in Human Life Studies and Business Administration in May 2010. Mary is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.