Last week on their lunch break, my staff carved a pumpkin for Halloween with the beautiful image of an unborn child in the womb (Thanks to ALL!) and the phrase “Occupy the Womb.” It was a play on the recent political scene, but it served as a reminder: the one thing that every one of us has in common is the time we spent in the womb of our mother.
As you know, today a mother’s womb is one of the most dangerous places in the world.
Each day in our country, nearly four thousand unborn children have their lives violently ended in the womb. As if the loss of such innocent life wasn’t enough, the injustice doesn’t stop there. Mothers are wounded, and relationships are destroyed.
For the sake of those unborn children, their mothers, and their families, the SBA List works tirelessly to end the injustice of abortion in our country.
We’re working to make the womb a safe place again by electing authentic pro-life leaders and passing laws that save lives.
As November approaches, it comes with the reminder that the critical 2012 presidential election is just a short year away.
The stakes have never been higher to protect life in the womb. Never before has the leadership of our country been so intertwined with and beholden to the pro-abortion lobby.
Just last week, Planned Parenthood hired a new “Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations,” Dana Singiser.
Guess where Dana worked prior to accepting the job with Planned Parenthood? The Obama White House, where she worked as a special assistant to the President. The news outlet POLITICO reported that she was a “key part of the legislative team that helped pass the historic health care reform law,” also known as Obamacare, the largest expansion of abortion on-demand since Roe v. Wade.
You can bet that Dana will be calling up the President each and every time Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding is under attack. And you can bet that the President will be more than willing to do whatever he can to keep the blood money flowing.
This is just another reason why we’ve got to ensure that an authentic pro-life leader replaces him in 2012.
We’ve got to keep up the momentum! Already we have seen historic progress in this fight.
Just this year, over $60 million in taxpayer funds has been stripped from Planned Parenthood at the state level. Furthermore, the House of Representatives has passed groundbreaking pro-life legislation, including the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Protect Life Act, and the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. And for the first time ever, Congress is investigating Planned Parenthood thanks to the courageous leadership of Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL).
But many of our pro-life advances are being thwarted by a pro-abortion Senate and the most radically pro-abortion President to ever occupy the White House. The SBA List is working overtime to change this, but we need all hands on deck moving forward.
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