FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014
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Campaign Exposes Hagan’s Support for Painful Late Abortions After 5 Months
Washington, D.C – Today Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, announced a $100,000 ad buy targeting voters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The ad, which began on Sunday, attacks Senator Kay Hagan for supporting painful, late abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy.
“Senator Kay Hagan is so out of step on abortion that she even refuses to protect unborn children after five months of pregnancy. North Carolinians disagree with her on this,” said Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Polls show that the majority of Americans – and women in higher numbers than men – support legislation to protect women and their children from dangerous late abortions. Abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood has pledged $3 million to the Hagan campaign so far, clearly appreciative of her ardent advocacy of its wildly unpopular positions. From now until Election Day, Women Speak Out PAC will communicate Senator Hagan’s extreme position to North Carolina voters.”
Women Speak Out PAC has teamed with the North Carolina Values Coalition to open five field offices across the state to educate voters about Hagan’s extreme stance on abortion through door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, and other grassroots activities.
In November Senator Hagan’s spokeswoman confirmed to Raleigh News & Observer that she opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has 40 cosponsors, including Senator Richard Burr. A poll by Quinnipiac showed that 60 percent of women support a 20-week limit, 10 points higher than suppose among men.
The Susan B. Anthony List and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.