The Suzy B Blog

Jul 26, 2013
North Carolina Pro-Life legislation

Yesterday the North Carolina Senate passed the Safe Harbor for Victims of Sex Trafficking Bill (SB 683) and the Health and Safety Changes Act (SB 353).  Both bills are wonderful accomplishments for women, children, and families in North Carolina and show building pro-life momentum for the rest of the country!

SB 683 increases protection for victims of and imposes more punishments on the perpetrators of sex trafficking.  The passage of this bill also stipulates that minors involved with sex trafficking will be treated as victims.  SB 353 ensures that abortion facilities will have commonsense medical safety standards to protect women’s health, bans sex-selection abortions (usually carried out against unborn baby girls), and it disallows taxpayer funding of abortion.  SB 353 also defends healthcare workers and hospitals in refusing to perform abortions due to their moral beliefs.

SB 353 will protect women’s health and ensure their safety.  Within the last year, a health department investigation of a clinic in Charlotte exposed the facility as “an imminent threat to the health and safety of patients,” with “dead insects, blood splatters, and dirty surgical instruments inside.”  SB 353 works to prevent these types of clinics from operating, and it is only right.  Women deserve better than these atrocious conditions. 

Truly this is a great moment for North Carolina!  Women’s health will be further protected, the rights of ethical and religious beliefs are being preserved, and ultimately lives of women and children will be saved.  This passage further exemplifies the fact that the tide is turning.  More pro-life legislation is passing as the truth about the dark business of abortion is revealed.  In noting the passage of the legislation, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser lauded the North Carolina legislators, saying that “They stand for the dignity and safety of all women, not the profit-driven abortion industry.”  SB 353 does just that, it stands for the dignity of women. 

A huge thank-you goes out to the legislators of North Carolina who courageously work to uphold a culture of life, and we eagerly await the signature of the governor, signing these bills into law.    

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Tags: abortion, legislation, North Carolina
Jul 25, 2013
More Polls Show Americans Support Protecting Babies After 20 weeks

Two polls are out this morning showing the majority of Americans support efforts to end abortion on-demand after the fifth month of pregnancy, or 20 weeks. The polls also show that women are more likely to back these efforts than men.

  • An ABC News/WaPo poll shows that Americans back this legislation by a 29-point margin, with 56% supporting and 27% opposing. The poll also shows 60% support among women, versus 53% support among men. The poll also showed a majority of Hispanics consider themselves pro-life.
  • Meanwhile, a WSJ/NBC News poll shows that a plurality of Americans would back efforts by their respective state legislatures to end abortion at 20 weeks by a 7-point margin, 44% to 37%. The poll also noted that “more women than men supported the state bans,” and that “even college-educated women, a group that strongly supports abortion rights, tipped toward favoring the 20-week restrictions.” Finally, the poll noted, “passion for the issue is highest among those who oppose abortion rights.”

These two polls come on the heels of a poll conducted by The Huffington Post showing that Americans back ending abortion at 20 weeks by a 29 point margin, and a National Journal poll showing similar results, including majority support among independents, young Americans, and women.

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Tags: fetal pain, polls
Jul 25, 2013
Video: Pro-Life Men Stand Up for Life, Speak Against "Bro-Choice" Movement

Recently, numerous young men, myself among them, participated in a video produced by Counter Cultured.  The goal was to show that although some men view legal, unregulated late-term abortion as essential to their sex lives, not all of us think it’s ok to use women and then advocate for abortion instead of responsibility if we conceive a child.  While the left has, for decades, tried mightily to use the issue of abortion to start a war between the genders, pro-lifers understand the complementary roles that men and women can play in protecting and nurturing life.  Not all women see abortion as the ultimate form of female empowerment; not all men see it as the path to a better sex life.  Indeed, the most recent polling shows that the two genders’ views on abortion are basically the same.  (Women are slightly more likely to favor banning abortions after 20 weeks.)   I was happy to be a part of this project, and to join with other young men in speaking up for preborn children.    

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Tags: Pro-Choice, pro-life
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