Indiana Pro-life Activists Urge Sen. Joe Donnelly to #ConfirmGorsuch

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073
On-site Contact: Tim Edson, tim@sba-list.org, 202-826-5252

**Media Advisory**

Pro-life Leaders to Hold Press Conference Tomorrow in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN – Members of the Pro-life Court Coalition will urge Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) to vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court at an event planned outside of his Indianapolis office, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The events are a part of a national effort to see Judge Gorsuch swiftly confirmed to the Court, with support from Democrat Senators up for re-election in 2018.

WHAT: Call on Senator Donnelly to #ConfirmGorsuch
WHEN: 3:00 PM
WHERE: Outside Senator Donnelly’s Office at 115 N. Pennsylvania Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204
WHO: Local and national pro-life leaders including speakers from Susan B. Anthony List, Indianapolis Right to Life, Indiana Right to Life, and Indiana Family Institute

Exit polling on Election Day 2016 found that 21 percent of voters identified the Supreme Court vacancy as their most important issue. These voters overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump (57 percent to 41 percent) who promised to nominate only pro-life Supreme Court justices.

Activists nationwide are mobilizing online at prolifecourt.com, to send messages to their U.S. Senators. The campaign, coordinated by the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List includes email and phone call campaigns to offices, in-state demonstrations targeting key Senators, and a digital advertising campaign.

Judge Neil Gorusch’s record on issues of life and religious liberty is noted at Prolifecourt.com:

  • Gorsuch wrote a book called “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.” He argues in the book that “human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable” and that “the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”
  • Gorsuch ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in holding that Obamacare’s abortifacient mandate violates the religious beliefs of closely-held corporations.
  • Gorsuch also ruled in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor, defending the rights of nuns not to be forced to pay for abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans.
  • Gorsuch forcefully dissented from a case in which the Tenth Circuit sided with Planned Parenthood and refused to allow the Governor of Utah to defund the abortion business in wake of videos showing its involvement in the selling of baby body parts.

Susan B. Anthony List and its connected super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is 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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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