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Jun 19, 2013
Video: Pro-Life House women lead the fight to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Yesterday, the pro-life women of the House of Representatives led the effort to pass HR 1797, the historic legislation that will protect women and unborn children after 20 weeks from the excruciating pain of abortion.  Check out the floor speeches from our outstanding pro-life congresswomen.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Thank Rep. Blackburn: Thank you @MarshaBlackburn 4 standing 4 guarantee 2 life by supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Virginia Foxx

Thank Rep. Foxx: Thank you @virginiafoxx 4 demanding our government protects human life & supporting HR 1797


Rep. Diane Black

Thank Rep. Black: Thank you @RepDianeBlack 4 protecting women’s health by supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Michele Bachmann

Thank Rep. Bachmann: Thank you @MicheleBachmann 4 speaking out on pain babies feel & supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Martha Roby

Thank Rep. Roby: Thank you @RepMarthaRoby 4 standing for life by supporting HR 1797 #WEfeelpain!


Rep. Ann Wagner

Thank Rep. Wagner: Thank you @RepAnnWagner 4 changing hearts & minds by supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Thank Rep. Hartzler: Thank you @RepHartzler 4 fighting against the injustice of #abortion & supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Kristi Noem

Thank Rep. Noem: Thank you @RepKristiNoem 4 speaking 4 HR 1797 & protecting women & the most vulnerable!


Rep. Renee Ellmers

Thank Rep. Ellmers: Thank you @RepReneeEllmers 4 showing that unborn children feel pain & supporting HR 1797!


Rep. Jackie Walorski

Thank Rep. Walorski: Thank you @RepWalorski 4 protecting future generations from late-term #abortion in support 4 HR 1797!

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Tags: Congress, Late-term abortion
Jun 19, 2013
States Move to Tighten Abortion Laws

Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-196 to approve the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), which bans late-term abortions after 20 weeks.

While the fight against abortion is taking place on a federal level, several states are also working to strengthen their abortion laws.

Wisconsin: Sonya’s Law, which will require women to receive an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion and abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles, has passed in both the State Senate and Assembly. Republican Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill. He is on record as saying, "I don't have any problem with ultrasounds. I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”

The hospital admitting privileges measure in this bill could force Planned Parenthood’s Appleton Clinic to shut down.

We congratulate Wisconsin Right to Life and Wisconsin Family Action for their leadership and success in defending life.

Ohio: Prolife legislation, House Bill 200, has been introduced in the Ohio House. This legislation would extend the abortion waiting period from 24 hours to 48 hours, require that women undergo an ultrasound, and encourage doctors to tell women seeking abortions that the baby can feel pain. The bill was put forth by Rep. Ron Hood. Thirty-four of Hood’s GOP colleagues are supporting the bill, including two women—Reps. Kristina Roegner and Marilyn Slaby.

Additionally, Ohio’s state budget, which must be signed by June 30, has been deemed “strong” and “prolife” by the Ohio Right to Life. Measures in the budget divert funds away from Planned Parenthood, establish new funding for pregnancy centers, ban transfer agreements between abortion clinics and public hospitals, and provide for stronger abortion clinic regulations.

Texas: With recent news about Douglas Karpen, who is being attributed as the Texas Gosnell  for killing babies after being born alive from botched abortions,  pro-life legislation was added to the special session of the Texas legislature.  Yesterday, the Texas Senate voted to approve restrictions that  “would allow abortions only in surgical facilities and place greater controls on abortion-inducing medications,” such as RU-486. The legislation now heads to the Texas House for approval.

As advocates of prolife legislation, it is thrilling to see states’ progress in working to save the lives of the unborn.

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Tags: abortion, ohio, Texas, wisconsin
Jun 18, 2013
House Moves to Protect Women, Unborn with Late-Term Abortion Ban

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House Moves to Protect Women, Unborn with

Late-Term Abortion Ban

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Will Stop Future “Houses of Horror”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the U.S. House of Representatives, led by courageous pro-life women, for passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), which safeguards babies nationwide by banning abortion past 20 weeks gestation, the point at which they can feel pain. According to a January 2013 Gallup poll, 80 percent of Americans would make abortion illegal in the third trimester and 64 percent would make abortion illegal in the second trimester.

“Congress has taken an important first step toward making sure we stop abortionists like Kermit Gosnell and his horrific abortion clinic and procedures. The House listened to the overwhelming majority of Americans, men and women, who instinctively recoil at the dehumanizing and degrading practice of late-term abortion,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the SBA List. “This pro-woman, pro-science, Constitutional bill deserves an immediate vote in the U.S. Senate. It’s simple: children capable of experiencing unimaginable pain from abortion must be protected across the country.

“The big abortion industry cannot defend late-term abortions. Americans are disturbed by the callous nature of this practice, the disgusting clinic conditions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and other states, the 330,000 abortions Planned Parenthood of America performs every year as it receives half a billion in taxpayer dollars, and the repeated harm women experience as a result of their exploitation. Women and the unborn deserve better than abortion, and making late-term abortions illegal is a simple step in that direction. Votes have consequences. Congress should take note we're pulling together our 2014 target list tonight.”

The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide.

Last month national and statewide pro-life groups launched the Stop the Gosnells coalition dedicated to exposing the horrors of the late-term abortion industry and encouraging legislative response.

The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.


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Tags: Gosnell, late term abortion
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