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May 15, 2015
Watch Members of Congress speak in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
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Watch Members of Congress give floor speeches in favor of H.R. 36 - the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - below. Then go see how your representative voted and let him/her know what you think of that vote. You can also thank the members below via the provided Twitter handles.

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) - @RepAbraham

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) - @Robert_Aderholt on Twitter

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) - @RepBrianBabin;

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) - @CongressmanDan

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) - @RepDianeBlack 

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) - @SpeakerBoehner

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) - @RepBoustany on Twitter

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) - @RepKevinCramer

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) -@RepSeanDuffy

House Bill Sponsor - Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) - @RepTrentFranks

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) - @RepGoodlatte

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) - @RepAndyHarris 

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) - @RepHartzler 

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) - @MikeKellyPA 

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) - @SteveKingIA 

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) - @RepDLamborn

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) - @RepMiaLove 

GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) - @cathymcmorris

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) - @RepAlexMooney 

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) - @RepKristiNoem 

Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) - @RepJoePitts

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) - @RepMarthaRoby 

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA) - @KeithRothfus

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Tags: abortion, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Apr 30, 2015
U.S. Premiere: Jerome Lejeune Documentary
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The SBA List’s research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), is co-hosting a free screening of the new documentary film about Jerome Lejeune. The screening is open to the public and takes place next Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

In 1958, Lejeune discovered that Down syndrome was caused by an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Lejeune was hailed as “The Father of Modern Genetics” for that discovery, which radically changed the course of modern medicine.

Lejeune was awarded by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and celebrated by the American Society of Human Genetics in 1969, but his fortunes turned when he became an outspoken advocate for the dignity of every human life, and opposed the use of his discovery to prenatally diagnose and abort babies with Down syndrome. Lejeune was a devout Catholic, whose cause for sainthood is moving forward at the Vatican.

CLI has worked with the Lejeune Foundation USA to advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

To the Least of My Brothers and Sisters is a new documentary on the life of Jerome Lejeune, made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death. We would love to see you at the screening, which is being co-hosted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, next week.

Here are the details (the event is completely free):
When: May 6, 2015 - 6 PM reception; 7 PM film screening
Where:  The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002
RSVP: Send an email to contact@LejeuneUSA.org

Lejeune Event Graphic

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Tags: Jerome Lejeune, Lejeune Foundation
Apr 23, 2015
Highlights from the 2015 Campaign for Life Gala
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Last week the Susan B. Anthony List hosted our 8th annual Gala and Summit!

SBA List Summit

Senator Rand Paul kicked off the SBA List Summit. Here's an excerpt from his remarks, which you can watch at the  video below. 

“Now some have said to me, they’ve said, ‘Well, you’re big on all this liberty stuff, why do you want to restrict a woman’s right to choose?’ And I say, “Well, you know what, the government does have some role in our lives. One of the main roles the government has is to restrict you from harming another individual.’ Which gets us back to the original debate, when life beings there is a role for state. So it’s not that I’m against people choosing things, I’m in fact one of the biggest believers in choice and liberty, but you can’t have liberty if you don’t protect where your liberty originates from and that’s your right to life.”
-- Sen. Rand Paul

We also heard from Rep. Steve King and Rep. Chris Smith.

SBA List Gala

Later in the evening at the SBA List Gala, after cracking a few jokes, our keynote speaker Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke very movingly about the need to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and to aggressively take on the other side’s abortion extremism.

 
“I’m not here to judge people who disagree with me. I’m here to stand up for what I believe, and I really do believe we are on the right side of history. This debate is long overdue and it is going to be a joy. It is not going to be a burden. And I am going to do it with a smile on my face, and love in my heart…The only thing I am going to do is to ask the other side to do a little soul search and to tell me why, in 2015, abortion on demand, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better country.” -- Sen. Lindsey Graham

Speaking about the differences between the two political parties, Sen. Graham said:

“The voice for the unborn resides in our party almost exclusively. And for that I am sad. To our pro-life Democrats: you should have a very special place in Heaven.”

Mistress of ceremonies Carly Fiorina also brought up the Democratic Party platform of abortion on-demand:


“Here is what is says: any abortion, anytime, at any point during a woman’s pregnancy, for any reason, to be paid for by taxpayers. Now there are Democrats who want to add, ‘to be performed by a non-doctor.’ This policy has been succinctly summarized by Democrats, such as Barbara Boxer, as ‘it isn’t a life until it leaves the hospital’…Do you agree with that? Nobody agrees with that!” -- Carly Fiorina

We also heard from SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the recipient of the Marilyn Musgrave Defender of Life Award.

And RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, recipient of our Distinguished Leader Award.

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