The Suzy B Blog
May 23, 2014
NYT - With New Bill, Abortion Limits Spread in South
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close, echoing rules passed in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas and raising the possibility of drastically reduced access to abortion across a broad stretch of the South.
The new rules passed by Republican legislatures require that doctors performing abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a provision likely to shut down many abortion clinics across the region...
A new POLITICO poll released on Monday (May 19), show that 80% of voters in critical election states support pro-life limits on abortion, such as laws to protect women and bans on late abortion. Democrat and Republican voters alike want common-sense legislation and 70% say a candidate's abortion stance is "important" to their vote.
Louisiana, one of SBA List's key 2014 election states, re-emphasized that these critical voters are pro-life and pro-woman. After passing the Louisiana state Senate, HB388 passed the House by an overwhelming margin - 88 to 5.
Democrats and Republicans worked together to introduce, pass, and celebrate this legislation that would ensure doctors who perform abortions have hospital admitting privileges and proper licensing.
This bipartisan effort in Louisiana, and American voters' support for legislation makes perfect sense. Because when it comes to protecting women from injury and babies at 5 months of pregnancy who feel pain - we can all agree.
Tags: abortion clinic regulations, louisiana, victory
May 14, 2014
Senators and Pro-Life Advocates Call for Senate Vote on 20-Week Bill
On May 13, 2014, one year after Kermit Gosnell was convicted for the murder of three infants and manslaughter of refugee mother Karnamaya Mongar, Senator Lindsey Graham called for Harry Reid to stand with him for Gosnell's victims. Senator Graham asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (also known as the 20-week abortion limit) up for a vote.
Self-described pro-life Harry Reid stubbornly refused, but the day didn't end there.
Our own Marjorie Dannenfelser led a press conference with the bill's sponsor, Sen. Graham, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and distinguished heads of other pro-life organizations including NRLC, AUL, FRC, CWA, and Catholic Association to continue the call for a vote.
At the press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Graham focused on the United States' extreme abortion policy, quoting the Charlotte Lozier Institute's research: “In the entire world, there are seven countries that allow elective abortions at the 20-week period and beyond. My goal is to make sure when this is over, there are six.”
Marjorie reminded the Senate that they can not ignore legislation that saves babies' lives after 20 weeks and claim to represent the American people:
This legislation, which according to five major national polls is supported by the majority of Americans, would protect babies and women from the horrific violence of abortion beyond 20 weeks.
According to WebMD, at 20 weeks, the unborn child in the womb measures about 5 to 6 inches and weighs about 9 ounces. The baby can hear sounds – including his mother’s voice, heart and even her growling stomach if she’s hungry!
At abortion clinics nationwide, however, children at this stage are not being treated like the unique human beings with inherent dignity that they are.
Minority Leader McConnell's support of the 20-week bill makes it clear that this life-saving legislation is high priority for Republicans.
"Regardless of where you stand on the broader issue," he said, "We should all agree that unborn children should be protected at least from the point that they’re capable of feeling pain."
Join SBA List and make your voice heard! Urge your U.S. Senators to demand a vote on this historic legislation that will protect pain-capable unborn children from gruesome late abortions.Read More
Tags: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Apr 3, 2014
The Gosnell Movie Project
An exciting new pro-life project was launched this week!
Some independent filmmakers are planning to produce a film exposing the atrocities of abortionist and convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell, and the shameful media blackout of his trial.
These filmmakers Ann, Phelim, Magdalena – famous for their film “FrackNation” – excel in a strategy called “crowd-funding.” Crowd-funding means that individual activists support a project by pledging as little as $1 to their campaign and then helping promote their project on Twitter, Facebook, and to friends.
They are attempting to raise $2.1 million on Indiegogo to make the film exposing Gosnell and the late-term abortion industry. If they’re successful, this will be the largest ever crowd-funding project.
Every dollar donated is a vote in favor of making this film happen. Let’s help these courageous filmmakers mobilize a tidal wave of activists to do what the mainstream media refused to do: expose Gosnell’s “house of horrors” and the late-term abortion industry.
They have already raised more than $303,200! But they won’t receive a penny of the pledged funds unless they meet their goal of $2.1 million. That’s how crowd-funding works. It’s all or nothing.
Thousands of babies suffered and died at the hands of Gosnell. For years, his abortion business went uninspected and unregulated – in the protective shadow of Abortion industry giants like Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF).
Planned Parenthood and NAF remained silent while Kermit Gosnell murdered countless unborn babies – by snipping their spinal cords just after birth. Gosnell wounded – sometimes fatally – an untold number of women.
These filmmakers want to expose Kermit Gosnell for what he is: The biggest serial killer in American history.
The media ignored Gosnell’s trial for weeks until finally being shamed into covering the story.
Americans still don’t know the horrors of Gosnell, who killed more people than some infamous killers like Ted Bundy and Jodi Arias.
The Gosnell Movie Project will change that. These filmmakers want to use their talents to expose Gosnell’s horrifying crimes and the late abortion business. They’re telling this tragic story, and beginning to right this terrible wrong.
In order for this to work and tell the story that the media refused to cover, this needs to go viral!Read More