Pro-life Activists Mobilize to Stop Delaware’s Extreme Late-Term Abortion Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Grassroots Mobilizes to Defeat Legislation that Would Expand Abortion & “House of Horrors” Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced details of a nearly six-figure grassroots campaign urging legislators in the Delaware State House to reject a bill to make abortion legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy, even on healthy babies, in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned. The campaign includes a radio ad, digital campaign, direct mail, constituent phone calls, and a rally.

“With a pro-life President in the White House and already one pro-life Justice nominated and confirmed, abortion advocates are running scared. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are using Delaware as a testing ground for their extreme legislation to ensure abortionists can carry out abortions without limit – even on healthy children hours from birth,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

“While 20 other states have passed reasonable limits on abortion after five months in the last several years, Delaware is headed backwards,” explained Ellen Barrosse, RNC National Committeewoman and Delaware pro-life leader. “This bill would open the floodgates to Gosnell-style ‘houses of horrors’ abortion clinics in Delaware. The abortion lobby claims this bill will ensure abortion is a decision made between a woman and her doctor but Delaware women know the truth: for too long have women in this state suffered at the hands of unscrupulous abortionists.”

Delaware has a long history of allowing rogue and unsafe abortionists to operate within its borders including the now convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell, as well as Timothy Liveright, Albert Dworkin, Arturo Apolinario, and more. In 2013 ABC Philadelphia news reported that two former nurses at the Planned Parenthood of Delaware abortion facility quit their jobs, citing unsafe, unsanitary conditions, and “a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions.”

Ellen Barrosse, as well as abortion survivor Melissa Ohden will join the Delaware Family Policy Council for a press conference and rally ahead of the vote:

Who:

  • Delaware Family Policy Council
  • Ellen Barrosse, RNC Committeewoman and SBA List activist
  • Melissa Ohden, Nationally recognized pro-life speaker, abortion survivor & activist

Where: Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 12 noon

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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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