Multi-State Tour Targets Senators Opposing Popular 5 Month Abortion Limit

Summer of Life Rallies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2014

Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 703-380-6674   

“Summer of Life” Campaign to Target Sens. Udall, Hagan, and Pryor for Opposing Bill Limiting Abortions More than Halfway Through Pregnancy


Washington, D.C
– This morning the national pro-life groups Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List announced the launch of a multistate “Summer of Life” tour to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation, which has been passed by the U.S. House and would limit abortions after 5 months — or more than halfway through pregnancy — is currently being blocked in the U.S. Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid and his pro-abortion allies. Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) have all refused to support the legislation, which is supported by the majority of Americans, especially women.

Colorado Event: Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

Featured Speakers:    

The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America

Michael Norton, Alliance Defending Freedom

North Carolina Event: Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Sen. Kay Hagan’s office at 1520 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

Featured Speakers:    

Penny Young Nance, Concerned Women for America

David and Jason Benham, Founders of Benham Companies

Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition & Susan B. Anthony List

Tina Whittington, Students for Life of America

Arkansas Event: Friday, August 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Rotunda of the State Capitol, 500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201

Featured Speakers:    

Josh Duggar, Executive Director, Family Research Council Action

The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List

Jerry Cox, President, Arkansas Family Policy Council

Laurie Lee, Susan B. Anthony List

Alice Stewart, Concerned Women for America & Talk Show Host

“A federal law is long overdue,” stated Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “The United States is only one of seven countries to allow abortion on demand at such a late stage of pregnancy. Last summer the U.S. House took action by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Unfortunately that legislation has languished in the U.S. Senate, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his pro-abortion allies have refused to even allow a vote. The SBA List is proud to join this coalition of pro-life groups to draw awareness to those Senators who have refused to stand up for babies capable of feeling pain and their mothers.”

The U.S. House passed companion legislation in June 2013 by a vote of 228-196. The Senate bill introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has 40 cosponsors.

National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.

 

The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are 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 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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