Pro-life Women Leaders Endorse Rep. George Holding in NC-02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073

Holding has been a Faithful Advocate for the Sanctity of Life; Ellmers Led the Charge to Derail Popular Pro-life Legislation

Washington, D.C. – The North Carolina Values Coalition and the national pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) have announced their joint endorsement of Rep. George Holding for North Carolina’s newly redrawn Second Congressional District.

Three full-time paid staffers from the organizations are leading an army of canvassers in a ground effort to knock 12,000 doors before primary Election Day, in addition to phones and digital advertising in support of Rep. Holding.

“Congressman Holding has been a faithful advocate for the sanctity of life, as evidenced by his excellent voting record, as well as his work and relationships with other champions of life on behalf of his constituents in North Carolina. He is a man of integrity who doesn’t say one thing and do another.  We are proud to endorse Congressman George Holding” said North Carolina Values Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald. “At a crucial moment in the battle to fight for the rights of unborn girls and boys, Congresswoman Ellmers worked behind the scenes to thwart legislation that would have protected them from five months until birth. Science shows they can feel pain at least at this point, possibly even before. North Carolinians deserve a leader with principles and a steady rudder. Congressman George Holding is the clear choice.”

“In January 2015, Congresswoman Ellmers led the charge to derail the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This compassionate, popular legislation to protect babies more than halfway through pregnancy was pulled from consideration on the eve of the March for Life, just as hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans – mainly youth – poured into the streets to protest abortion on-demand up until birth. North Carolina deserves better than Ellmers’ failed leadership. That’s why we’re proud to endorse Congressman Holding” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, a North Carolina native. “He has been a principled, steady leader in the fight for life. We are already working in the district to turn out pro-life voters on primary election day.”   

The North Carolina Values Coalition is a statewide organization of advocates that seek to advance legislation and organize motivated grassroots advocates on the areas of life, marriage, and religious freedom. The North Carolina Values Coalition is a registered c4 non-profit entity.

Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The 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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