The Suzy B Blog
Jan 27, 2015
Dannenfelser Op-ed: Tale of Two Women Leaders
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser is up with a new op-ed piece at The Daily Caller. Marjorie compares two women, Rep. Rennee Ellmers (R-NC) and Carly Fiorina, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, and how they represented the pro-life position in the public square this week.
It isn’t often that The Washington Post describes a defender of abortion as having the “worst week in Washington.” But that is what Post columnist Chris Cillizza did in picking Rep. Renee Ellmers for the honor, thanks to her strange timing in opposing a popular late-term abortion limit while hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers were in town last week. By contrast, a different female leader had the best week in politics: Carly Fiorina.
Fiorina is the former CEO of the computer giant Hewlett-Packard. For months she has been alluding to the possibility of joining the Republican presidential fray. Doing so would make her the only woman seeking the GOP nomination in a cycle where the Democratic nominee is very likely to be Hillary Clinton. Fiorina is no neophyte to public life, and her run for the U.S Senate against Barbara Boxer in 2010 – while not victorious – showed her as a serious campaigner able to raise money and to draw votes from unexpected corridors, including Hispanics.
Renee Ellmers, on the other hand, is a North Carolina Congresswoman elected in 2010 with the help of the Tar Heel state’s increasingly numerous and effective pro-life forces. My organization, the Susan B. Anthony List, was her first PAC endorsement. Ellmers’ opposition to Obamacare and staunch statements on abortion (she has said the only exception she would support is to save the life of the mother) were among the keys to her surprise victory and subsequent re-election.
In 2013 Ellmers spoke on the House floor in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a mark of enthusiastic leadership. Flanked by more than a dozen other female House members, Ellmers joined a historic majority of 228 members to pass a bill marking the first successful House vote to protect directly the lives of unborn children whose rights had been snuffed out by Roe v. Wade.
Ever since that House vote, the national debate on abortion has shifted. The Democratic Party’s campaign to make pro-life all about contraception and a spurious “war on women” more than met its match: pro-life women leaders championing a bill that addresses the pain and sorrow that are the reality of abortion. After a record number of pro-life victories on Election Day 2014, it became clear that abortion-centered feminism is dead.
Continue reading at The Daily Caller.Read More
Tags: Carly Fiorina, renee ellmers
Jan 6, 2015
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced in the House
by Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List VP for Government Affairs
My message to the new Congress is clear:
It’s time to get to work to pass laws that save the lives of unborn children and protect vulnerable women.
And I’m happy to report that things are off to a GREAT start.
Today, on the very first day of the 114th Congress, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill is being sponsored by two of my closest friends in the House, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). It seeks to protect precious unborn children after 20 weeks, or 5 months of pregnancy, based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Remember, if this bill passes the House, the new pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring it up for a Senate vote, unlike his predecessor Harry Reid, who blocked it.
I’ve been working closely with Congressmen Franks and Blackburn on advancing this bill in the new Congress, and I’ve told them both repeatedly that SBA List members across America have their backs.
>>> So the very first thing I need you to do is to instantly email your Representative and ask them to co-sponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
You see, your SBA List does not exist solely to elect pro-life politicians to office. That’s only the beginning.
We work to capitalize on our election victories by translating them into legislative victories. Put simply, we work for – and demand – a “return on investment.” When we help elect pro-lifers to Congress we expect them to advance legislation to save babies and their moms from abortion.
Because of the hard work of SBA List – only made possible by your support – the new Congress sworn in today has an even bigger pro-life majority in the House and enjoys pro-life leadership in the Senate for the first time in 8 years.
While a pro-abortion radical – President Obama – occupies the White House, we still have an opportunity to make pro-life gains this Congress, especially as we work to elect a pro-life president in 2016.
Our top priorities for this Congress include:
This fight begins today with the new Congress convening, and with the speedy introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
And after you’ve taken action, don’t forget to share this urgent action alert with as many of your like-minded friends and family as possible so they can take action too.Read More
Tags: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Dec 30, 2014
Christmas baby born 5 months early saved by freezer bag
Can we all at least agree that babies should be protected from abortion after 5 months of pregnancy?
Baby Ellis was born at 24 weeks, when he could have been legally aborted. Instead, his parents and doctors fought to save him and he is now a "happy and cheeky" 1 year-old.
In 2015 you have the chance to save babies like Ellis from brutal late abortions. The new Senate is pro-life, and the new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for a Senate vote. Blocked for years by the old pro-abortion majority leader, Harry Reid, this bill could save up to 18,000 babies every year from painful abortions after 5 months of pregnancy.
Tell Majority Leader Mitch McConnell he must bring this life-saving bill to a vote. Tell your Senators they must stand for innocent unborn lives.
Christmas baby born five MONTHS early was saved by Tesco freezer bag
Dec 25, 2014 11:23 By Anna Roberts
Doctors warned that tiny Ellis Gawthorpe-Rogers might die after he was delivered weighing just 1Ib 11oz
A Christmas baby born five months early was saved by a Tesco freezer bag.
Ellis Gawthorpe-Rogers weighed just 1Ib 11oz when he was delivered following a 96-hour labour on Boxing day last year.
Ellis, who will turn one tomorrow, was originally due in April this year.
But his mum Emma Gawthorpe’s waters broke on December 22 following a day out Christmas shopping, and he arrived after a 96-hour labour on Boxing Day.
It was touch and go as Emma, 22, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, was just 24 weeks pregnant.
Tell your Senators they must stand for innocent unborn babies like Ellis.
Tags: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act