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Jul 24, 2014
NYT: SBA List's "Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion"

Today the New York Times featured Susan B. Anthony List's proven strategy of electing articulate pro-life women leaders to fight the lie that abortion is somehow good for women.

Conservatives Write an Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion

SBA List President Marjorie DannenfelserMarjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, the anti-abortion group that hosts the boot camps, sitting in her office in Washington, D.C.  Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

It was not on the public schedule for the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting at the stately Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. But inside a conference room, a group of conservative women held a boot camp to strengthen an unlikely set of skills: how to talk about abortion.

They have conducted a half-dozen of these sessions around the country this year, from Richmond, Va., to Madison, Wis. Coaches point video cameras at the participants and ask them to talk about why they believe abortion is wrong.

They review the video, and critiques are rendered. “Rape is a four-letter word,” one of the consultants often advises. “Purge it from your lexicon.”

Another tip: Keep remarks as short as possible. “Two sentences is really the goal,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, the anti-abortion group that hosts the boot camps. “Then stop talking.”

Social issues have taken on added urgency since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case last month ...


The New York Times featured our powerful political and legislative strategies because they have proven effective in saving the lives of unborn babies and their mothers. Please make the most generous donation you can right now - every penny goes to our efforts to elect strong pro-life leaders who will defend the unborn at both the state and national levels!


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Tags: abortion, Marjorie Dannenfelser, New York Times, Republican Party, rnc, women, Women Speak Out PAC
Jul 16, 2014
Standing for Life at the S.1696 Senate Hearing

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats advanced a radical bill, deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S.1696), which seeks to wipe out almost every pro-life law on the books, including those aimed at protecting women undergoing dangerous abortions and state limits on abortion after 20 weeks. 

Watch pro-life congressmen from the House and Senate standing up to the pro-abortion Senate and shedding light on the true nature of S.1696:

Diane Black (R-TN)

I strongly urge you to reconsider advancing S.1696 and any other effort that would undermine current laws that exist to protect the health and well-being of women and unborn children…” 

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

The Women’s Health Protection Act is grossly misnamed legislation that seeks to destroy common ground and defy the will of the American people.” 

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

The legislation this committee is considering is extreme legislation. It is legislation designed to force a radical view from Democrats in the Senate that abortion should be universally available, common, without limit, and paid for by the taxpayer.

Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

"These laws have saved lives. They've saved women from horrible, life-threatening procedures. They've saved babies. If the bill we're discussing today, the Women's Health Protection Act, were to become law, [those] laws would become invalidated."

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

"Medical encyclopedias... encourage parents to talk to the baby at 20 weeks, they can hear sounds, they react to your voice, they can hear your heart beat as a mother, they can hear your stomach growling, and they can react to loud noises."

Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

"I don't recall Congress ever passing a law that inhibits states from passing entire categories of laws simply because Congress says so.... Why is abortion so unique?"

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Tags: abortion, Blumenthal, Diane Black, Lindsey Graham, Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz
Jul 16, 2014
Krauthammer: S.1696 a "Two-Edged Sword" for Democrats

On Tuesday's Special Report, Krauthammer discussed the so-called "Women's Health Protection Act" (S.1696) which seeks to wipe out almost every pro-life law on the books.

Our research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, just completed an in-depth analysis of the atrocious, far-reaching ramifications S. 1696 would have on unborn babies and their mothers.

Just a few examples:

  • Limits on abortion after 20 weeks – or after 5 months of pregnancy – based on the child’s ability to feel pain would be invalidated.
  • Laws prohibiting abortions based on the child’s gender would be invalidated.
  • Waiting period laws – that give the mother time to reflect on her decision – would be severely jeopardized.
  • Laws requiring mothers to be given an opportunity to see a sonogram and hear the heartbeat of her unborn child before choosing abortion would be severely jeopardized.

Your SBA List is working with our pro-life allies on the Hill to fight this radical abortion expansion bill. Donate now and help our efforts to protect unborn children and their mothers from S.1696!

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Tags: abortion, Blumenthal, Democrats, Krauthammer
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