Washington, D.C. – Today, the national pro-life groups Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List announced the launch of a multistate “Summer of Life” campaign to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation, which would limit abortions after 5 months, more than halfway through pregnancy, has wide spread support and was passed in the House over a year ago. The opportunity now falls to the Senate. That opportunity has been stonewalled by Majority Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and other Democrats who refuse to support the bipartisan measure. The rallies will call on Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Mark Udall (D-Colorado), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), Mark Pryor (D-Arizona), and Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) to listen to their constituents and support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1670.
“It is time that the law reflects our society’s desire to protect the innocent,” said Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President Penny Nance. “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was already passed in the House. The next step is allowing a fair debate in the deliberative body on the issue of late-term abortion in this country. While all abortions pose physical and psychological risks for the woman, medical risks from abortion increase markedly as pregnancy progresses, including the risk of death.”
Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, V.P of Gov. Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List
Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
Michael Norton, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sen. Kay Hagan’s office at 1520 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee
David and Jason Benham, Founders of Benham Companies
Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition & Susan B. Anthony List
Tina Whittington, Students for Life of America
Friday, August 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Rotunda of the State Capital, 500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201
Josh Duggar, Executive Director, Family Research Council Action
Jerry Cox, President, Arkansas Family Policy Council
Laurie Lee, Activist, Susan B. Anthony List
Alice Stewart, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee & Radio Host
The United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks, when an unborn baby feels pain, can acknowledge its mother’s voice, hiccup, and grow hair. The other countries include: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.
National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.