Pro-life Women Leaders Respond to Vote Swap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2015
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 703-380-6674

“We support Majority Leader McCarthy’s call for a prompt vote on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this Congress” 

Washington, D.C. Pro-life leaders are responding this morning to the House Leadership’s decision to delay a vote on H.R.36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and hold a vote on H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The following statement may be attributed to Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List, Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fundand Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.

“While we are disappointed that the House will not be voting on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today, we are pleased that the House is moving forward to stop taxpayer funding of abortion.

“We support Majority Leader McCarthy’s call for a prompt vote on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this Congress and we will be working with the House Republican leadership to ensure the maximum number of votes. We will also be working with the bill’s sponsor Senator Lindsey Graham to continue advancing this measure in the U.S. Senate. Both the House Leadership and Senator Graham have assured us they are not backing down.

“The results of the 2014 midterm elections made clear that this Congress has been given a direct mandate to protect unborn children and their mothers from late term abortion, stop taxpayer funding of abortion, and defend conscience rights. There are no issues more urgent for the American people who brought the 114th Congress into being and we look forward to a strong and unprecedented sequence of actions for life.”

A November 2014 poll from Quinnipiac found that 60 percent of Americans, including 56 percent of Independents and 46 percent of Democrats, support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This compassionate legislation would limit abortions after 5 months, more than halfway through pregnancy.

The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 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 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide. 

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