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Not One Reasonable Reason to Oppose Gorsuch

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, will draw to a close.Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the country, had this to say on the performance of Judge Neil Gorsuch at his hearings to become the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Senate Democrats have tried every way they can to show from Neil Gorsuch’s record one reason to vote against him. But they have come up empty. There is not a single reasonable reason on Judge Gorsuch’s record to vote against him.

“Now, we know many object to President Trump or Steve Bannon or the Republicans’ treatment of Judge Garland, and they will choose the unprecedented, radical position not to vote for Judge Gorsuch as a result. But, looking at his record, he comes out of now his third day of hearings unscathed.

“He has been thoughtful, poised, reasonable, independent, caring, empathetic, and humble. He has shown himself to be beyond all reasonable doubt a mainstream nominee worthy of each and every senator’s vote.

“The thousands of members of Concerned Women for America around the country that I represent are united in asking all senators to put politics aside for once and act in the best interest of our country by voting for Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke [email protected] 712-269-1724.

CWA of Maine Tells Sen. King, “Confirm Gorsuch!”

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Portland, ME – Monday night, Senator Angus King (I-ME) held a listening session at the University of Southern Maine to hear what his constituents think about Judge Gorsuch.

Concerned Women for America Maine State Director, Penny Morrell, had this to say:
“I made the drive to Portland to ask Senator King to vote ‘yes’ to Judge Gorsuch, because I believe he will be a strict constitutionalist, just as Justice Scalia was, and that is what America needs right now. Our country needs a court system that will rule based on law, not feelings – this is good for every American, no matter your political affiliation.

“Portland is a liberal city and does not represent our state of Maine as a whole. I knew there would be opposition to Judge Gorsuch at Sen. King’s meeting simply because of the location, which is why I was greatly encouraged to hear so many in the crowd in support of Judge Gorsuch even given the location. That says a lot about the people of Maine and how strongly we feel about Judge Gorsuch and the future of this country. Many of us traveled far to have our voice of support heard.

“I truly hope Sen. King will do what’s right and vote ‘yes’ to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

Conservative Women Laud President Trump’s Protection of Young Women’s Privacy

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Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say in response to reports that President Trump has rescinded the Obama Administration directives forcing young women to shower and share private facilities with biological boys who feel they are girls:

“While most of the media continues on its “Oh my goodness! Can you believe what Trump did now?” tour, here is yet another issue where President Trump shows he is most sensitive to the concerns of the American people.

“President Obama completely ignored the reasonable concerns of the mothers, grandmothers, and young women I represent, who by the thousands wrote to express their apprehension of this government intrusion in the most sensitive of areas.

“No one has ever said that the plight of transgender children should be ignored. However, there is simply no reason to burden all children and force those who feel uncomfortable with this to “just deal with it” because of political correctness.

“It is not bigotry for a mother or a young woman to feel uncomfortable with the government forcing them to share restroom facilities with biological boys. Women deserve privacy in restrooms, locker rooms, overnight accommodations, and other sensitive areas, without government interference.

“President Trump’s directive shows concerns for all students. This is good and should be supported by all, including transgender rights advocates.

“The thousands of members of Concerned Women for America applaud President Trump for delivering on yet another promise. We are encouraged by the common-sense, respectful way in which he is treating all Americans, not just those on one side of the argument, as we saw under the Obama Administration.

“President Trump has our full support on this.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke [email protected] 712-269-1724.

CWA Praises Senate for Confirming Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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Washington, D.C. – Moments ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States 52-47. Penny Nance, CEO and President, of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, made the following statement congratulating the new Attorney General:

“Congratulations to newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on behalf of the nearly half a million members of Concerned Women for America. The President picked the best person for the job, and I am pleased to see the Senate confirm him.

“Our grassroots worked tirelessly to ensure the American people have an Attorney General who will enforce the law with fairness and equity for every American. Attorney General Sessions has nearly 40 years of experience defending justice, civil rights, and the rule of law during his service as a U.S. attorney, the Alabama Attorney General, and a U.S. Senator.

“Americans deserve an Attorney General who will enforce the rule of law regardless of their political or personal opinions, and that is exactly what newly confirmed Attorney General Sessions has promised. We look forward to the Department of Justice renewing its focus on the fair and impartial application of justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

 

Conservative Women Praise Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

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Washington, D.C. – Moments ago, President Donald J. Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as his choice to replace the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court. Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), praised the nomination:

“Judge Neil Gorsuch is a superb choice. President Trump has kept his word and nominated someone who, by all indications, is “in the mold of Justice Scalia,” something the president repeated over and over during his campaign.

“This was a major issue that drove conservative women to the polls to overwhelmingly support him, and we are pleased to see him follow through on his commitment to the American people.

“The hundreds of thousands of members of Concerned Women for America now call on the Senate for a swift confirmation process.

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Trump Used First Full Official Day to Defend Life

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Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an executive order protecting the lives of the unborn by reinstating the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy prevents non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding from the U.S. from promoting or performing abortions. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“On behalf of CWA’s nearly half a million members and pro-life women across the country, I want to thank President Trump for using one of his first executive orders to keep his promise to defend life.

“Thank you for making sure our hard-earned tax dollars aren’t used to fund or promote abortions abroad. America has so much more to offer the world than death.

“Over 80 percent of Americans want a ban on taxpayer funding of international abortions. President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy is a powerful first step. We at Concerned Women for America look forward to working with the Trump Administration to ensure taxpayers are no longer forced to pay for abortions, period.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke [email protected] 712-269-1724.

“Women’s March” excludes Pro-life Women

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Washington, D.C. — A recent Guttmacher study shows abortion rates have reached a historic low. This comes at a time when pro-abortion women are planning a “women’s march” in Washington, D.C., specifically excluding pro-life women. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“I am so proud of the work the pro-life movement has done to reduce the number of abortions in America, which are now at a historic low since Roe v. Wade in 1973. We will continue to work tirelessly through public policy, cultural education, and compassionate ministries to help pregnant women and make abortion unnecessary and unwanted in America. The pro-life movement’s next task is taking down Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Although the national abortion rate has decreased since the peak rate in 1990, Planned Parenthood’s abortion rate continues to increase.

“This weekend, Planned Parenthood will join other pro-abortion groups at ‘The Women’s March.’ I want to make it clear, these groups do not speak for me, do not speak for all women, and do not represent the 5 out of 10 women who identify as pro-life.  In fact, the organizers are not even allowing pro-life women to participate in the march.  A march will never be a ‘women’s march’ when it tells half of American’s women ‘need not apply.’  This march had the potential to be a bipartisan and inclusive conversation on women in America — but is instead furthering an abortion-centric worldview that does nothing but harm women, children, and authentic women’s health.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke [email protected] 712-269-1724.

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 [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

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 [email protected] or 712-269-1724.