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North Carolina Votes to Keep Commonsense Law HB2

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, North Carolina held its fifth special session of the General Assembly and adjourned the session without a repeal of House Bill 2 despite the rumors that the Republicans would vote for repeal.

Jill Coward, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina State Director had this to say:

“The citizens of North Carolina highly support Conservative traditional common sense bills over such controversial progressive ideas that are grown with one intent, to broker votes for the Democrat Party. Concerned Women for America of North Carolina is proud that once again, our legislators have stood strongly for privacy, protection and the dignity that all citizens deserve.

“Although we may be falsely labeled as hateful by some, Evangelical Christians actually care for those who are confused about their identity. We believe every human is affirmed by the Creator of the universe who loves each one. And for each person to find fulfillment, he must seek out God, understanding His word and purpose for their lives, always seeking to grow in Christ-likeness.”

Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President added:

“This is a huge victory for North Carolina. HB2 is a commonsense law in favor of safety and privacy for women and children as they use public restrooms. CWA women of North Carolina fought tirelessly to see the bill signed into law and then continued that fight to see that it was not repealed. Our members across the country also applaud the legislators of North Carolina who chose to uphold this law as it sets a precedent for other states.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.

The Left and the Sessions Nomination

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I have a new piece out on the left’s insidious use of racial innuendo against Sen. Jeff Sessions as he is considered to become the nation’s next Attorney General.  Here is my conclusion:

The charges of racism from the left are hollow to the core. They have actually hurt the cause of civil rights, and I hope the American people continue to reject them by supporting the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be our next U.S. attorney general.

Click here to read the op-ed in full as featured on  American Thinker.

New HHS Rule, a Desperate Move by the Obama Administration

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – The Obama Administration finalized a new pro-abortion rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that may prevent states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) had this to say:

It is almost embarrassing to watch a president who came into office with so much promise reduced to such petty political actions in the final hours of his presidency.  This is clearly a desperate move by the Obama Administration to appease its political ally, Planned Parenthood, after the overwhelming rejection they received from the American people in the last election.

We are confident that President-elect Trump, along with the next HHS secretary, Tom Price, will follow through on their promise to shift all taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood, an organization that is still under federal investigation because of their illegal selling of baby body parts, to the thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers available throughout the country.

Repealing this rule should be a top priority from the very second President-elect Trump takes his oath.

“Judge” Kasich Vetoes Heartbeat Bill

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. — Today, Gov. Kasich vetoed the “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio, which would have outlawed abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat could be detected, usually around 6 weeks of pregnancy.  This would have been the most pro-life law in the nation.  The legislature delivered to his desk the Heartbeat bill along with a 20 week pain-capable abortion ban.  The Governor signed only the more moderate bill, vetoing the Heartbeat bill.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) had this to say:

Gov. John Kasich’s decision to veto the heartbeat bill is extremely disappointing.  We understand there are different approaches to advancing the pro-life cause, but many Ohioans worked extremely hard to pass this legislation.

Gov. Kasich should have signed this bill and let the judicial process play out. He tries to justify his decision by suggesting the legislation would not pass judicial scrutiny. However, it is not his role to act as a member of the judicial branch. It is a shame his veto casts a dark cloud over the victory of the 20-week ban in Ohio.

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.

Capitol Hill Brief — 100 No More: Penny Nance

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As Planned Parenthood celebrates its 100th anniversary, flaunting its record as something to be proud of, a diverse group of women gathered in front of their new building in Washington, D.C. to expose their dark history. Here is what I said:

[Audio Clip] Penny Nance: Few recognize the racist roots of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who was a proponent of eugenics. She was the co-founder of a notorious sterilization program for minorities, and she was a favorite consultant of the KKK.

Planned Parenthood cannot erase its founder’s warped views, especially when the effects of its current practices continue to affect minorities so disproportionately. 100 years of Planned Parenthood is enough. 100 No More!


Help stop taxpayer-funded abortion once and for all. Let’s save lives together! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign our petition today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Israel

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As President-elect Trump prepares to sit in the Oval Office and plans his first 100 Days, America’s friendship with Israel needs to be a top priority.

America’s relationship with Israel is vital to our national security, as well as our foreign policy strategy in the Middle East. Israel is among the United States’ closest allies and is the nation that most closely shares our values of freedom and democracy in the Middle East.

It is time for the message from the White House to once again be clear in our steadfast support for Israel. As Christians we should pray for Shalom, peace, for Israel and pray for the President-elect to prioritize unwavering support for our friend and ally, Israel.


The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency will be critical. Join CWA and encourage him to prioritize conservative values.  Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign our petition today.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station

Capitol Hill Brief — Impartial Judges

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In Deuteronomy 1:16-17, God charges judges saying: “Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.  You shall not be partial in judgment.”

Why do we ignore such great counsel?  President Obama said repeatedly he wanted judges who would be partial to some people because of their race, gender, or “sexual orientation.”

The results have been disastrous, and we are seeing the deep division that approach has brought to our country.

President-elect Trump must go back to appointing judges who are impartial and respect the constitution as written, instead of pushing an agenda. This must be a priority for the first 100 days in office.


The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency will be critical. Join CWA and encourage him to prioritize conservative values.  Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign our petition today.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station

Capitol Hill Brief — Rally Tomorrow

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100 Years of Planned Parenthood is enough!

Tomorrow, from 12-2, we will hold our first human rights prayer rally in front of the new Planned Parenthood facility in Washington, D.C.

Planned Parenthood is an organization that targets minorities and emphasizes abortion as one of the best ways to help the poor.

Today we say “no more.” This will be the first in a series of events around the nation where we will fight against the dark spiritual forces that undergird this exploitative industry.

Would you unite with us in prayer that this would be the year when we finally stop funding Planned Parenthood with our tax dollars?

And if you’re close to D.C., I hope to meet you there!


Help defund Planned Parenthood for good. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org and take our brief survey so I can show Congress that millions of Americans value life.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

NDAA Female Draft Provision Removed

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – As of Tuesday evening, the final conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has dropped the provision forcing women to register for the draft. Instead, there will be a study reviewing the Selective Service. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America recognized the significance and consequences of this drastic change in longstanding military policy. We immediately activated our grassroots and built a coalition to protect America’s daughters and ensure military readiness. I am grateful the NDAA conferees put America’s national security above the push for social engineering.

“In the age of political correctness, it is refreshing to see our nation’s leaders prioritize the interests of Americans, instead of caving to political pressure. Our members were instrumental in this victory. Their efforts to educate their senators and members of Congress highlighted the concerns of people across the country.

“I want to personally applaud Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) for their leadership and moral courage to stand up to political correctness for the sake of our safety.

“I also want to thank the organizations and members who partnered with us in this significant victory.”