Media Advisory: House Will Vote on Five Month Abortion Limit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 703-380-6674

SBA List President Joins Leader McCarthy & the Family of Micah Pickering for Announcement

Washington, D.C.  – Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 A.M., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-SC) will hold a press conference with pro-life Members of Congress to announce an upcoming vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) will join Leader McCarthy, Chairman Diane Black (TN-06), Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), and the family of Micah Pickering to speak in support of legislation to protect unborn children after five months – more than halfway through pregnancy, when science shows they can feel pain.  Micah Pickering is a five year old boy who was born at twenty weeks.

“The United States is a global outlier when it comes to our extreme, permissive abortion laws,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “We are one of only seven nations in the world that allow children in the womb to be killed for any reason up until the moment of birth, putting us in the company of China and North Korea. Twenty states have passed their own legislation to protect babies at five months, and polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans – women in higher numbers than men – support bringing our laws into line with basic human decency. We are grateful to Leader McCarthy for advancing a vote on this compassionate, popular bill that would protect children like Micah.” 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 11:30 AM

WHO:

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • Chairman Diane Black (TN-06)
  • Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List
  • Clayton, Danielle, and Micah Pickering

WHERE: House Triangle 

A longtime pro-life ally, Leader McCarthy has championed numerous pro-life initiatives in Congress, including the Conscience Protection Act.

Micah Pickering was born prematurely at twenty weeks (22 weeks gestation) in July 2012. Micah and his mother, Danielle Pickering, were featured in SBA List’s 2016 election ad “Micah.”

Nationwide polling by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News has found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after five months, women in higher numbers than men.

President Donald Trump has made four key commitments to the pro-life movement, including signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – SBA List’s top legislative priority – into law.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner 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 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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