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Concerned Women for America to DOJ: Knock it Off

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For Immediate Release
October 12, 2021

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Concerned Women for America to DOJ: Knock it Off

Washington D.C. – Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, sent the letter below to Attorney General Merrick Garland in response to the October 4 memorandum to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and federal prosecutors “to address threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”

From the letter:

“However well-intentioned, the practical effect of your memorandum is to violate the most foundational principles of the First Amendment by creating a chilling effect on protected speech by concerned parents over the education of their children… 

“The federal government has no business injecting itself between a mother and the approach to educating her children. There has been no ‘disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence’ against school officials that would warrant this broad and aggressive step by DOJ and the FBI.”

At a time when anger against the monumental failures of the DOJ and the FBI is at new heights, it is unconscionable that this manufactured emergency is the focus of these departments and using valued and limited resources. Read the letter in full here.

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Pro-Abortion Judge Undermines Law to Protect “the Precious”

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For Immediate Release
October 7, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
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Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say after U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman granted the Biden Administration’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking the Texas Heartbeat Act (S.B. 8):

“Pro-abortion judicial activists cannot help themselves. You can almost hear Gollum’s voice protecting his “precious” as Judge Pitman called this law, duly enacted by the democratic process with the support of the overwhelming majority of Texans, an ‘offensive deprivation of such an important right.’ So, he does what even the United States Supreme Court refused to do and frustrates the will of ‘we the people’ to force his preferred policy views unto the people of Texas.

“What is lost in all the legal jargon is that Judge Pitman’s blinding hubris will result in the death of the more than 100 babies a day that were being saved by this law. We think of the thousands of women who will experience that “grief more anguished and sorrow more profound,” which Justice Kennedy acknowledges in Carhart is experienced by women who regret their abortion.

“That is what motivates CWA activists and the greater pro-life community. It is hard for pro-abortion radicals to comprehend, but we are fighting to save lives and protect women from a great evil. We will not be deterred.

“The days of callous, unrestricted abortion promotion in America are over. The millions that supported the Texas Heartbeat bill, from both sides of the aisle, will continue to fight. Most Americans want to ban late-term abortions and place considerable restrictions on them during the first trimester.

“The science is on our side, and no pro-abortion judicial activist can stand in the way of it. The future is pro-life.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Biden’s “Unity” Administration Again Props Up Abortion Industry

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For Immediate Release
October 6, 2021

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Biden’s “Unity” Administration Again Props Up Abortion Industry

Washington D.C. – The Biden Administration has overturned regulations for the Title X family planning program finalized in 2019 that realigned the program with a prohibition in law against abortion as a method of family planning.  When the rule took effect, Planned Parenthood chose to pull out of the program rather than comply with the requirement that abortion services be physically and financially separate.  Under the Biden rule, the abortion industry will no longer be prohibited from comingling its funds and promoting abortion as a Title X grantee.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee had this to say:

“Pro-life women are disgusted by the rabid abortion agenda promoted by the Biden Administration.  From Day One, President Biden has prioritized aborting the unborn over protecting birthmothers and their babies.  Repealing the pro-life protections that were built into Title X by law is another tragic action that has one goal, putting the abortion industry back in business.  Biden’s new rule earmarks the abortion industry for federal funding that the vast majority of Americans oppose.  Women are being deceived about the real harm of abortion and the eugenic history of Planned Parenthood.  It’s time to unmask the truth about abortion.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

The Left’s Legislative Rampage

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Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, joined America’s Voice to discuss the prospective laws that Democrats are looking to ram through. It’s hard for the average American to keep up with all these legislative policies so Doreen breaks it all down for you in this interview. Take a listen and learn what’s at stake for future generations of Americans.

 

Nance: 135 House Republicans Capitulate to the Left’s Social Agenda for Our Military

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2021  

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
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Washington, D.C. — Last night the U.S. House of Representatives voted 316-113, including 135 Republicans, to approve H.R. 4350, the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that requires young women to register with the Selective Service for a potential military draft.  Democrats blocked House floor consideration of proposals to strike the provision from the bill.  Action moves to the Senate where a similar provision reportedly was adopted by the Democrat-led committee in July.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:

“The House has capitulated to the Democrat’s radical social agenda for our military and forced our daughters to sign up for the draft. Shame on them. There is no justification for reversing established military policy that protects young women from gambling their lives on a Biden-declared national emergency.

“Concerned Women for America rejects the destructive lie that women’s equality means being the same as men and the left’s bankrupt ideology that erases the dignity and status of women entirely.

“We will not accept the ‘go along to get along’ attitude of elected leaders willing to sacrifice common sense and tie the hands of our military with costly mandates for social experiments in our armed forces.

“We will continue to reject cheap calls for ‘equality’ at the expense of young women’s lives and critical national security priorities.

“We call on the Senate to reject this reckless crusade to draft our daughters.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Nance: Democrats Exalt Abortion

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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021

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Nance: “Democrats exalt aborting babies as the ultimate empowerment of a self-made life. God weeps.”

Washington D.C., – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill Democrats are calling the Women’s Health Protection Safety Act (H.R. 3755). This deceptive bill does nothing less than advance a culture of death by abortion in America. It aims to codify and expand Roe v. Wade, invalidating nearly every state restriction on protecting pregnant women and unborn children from abortion nationwide.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, expressed outrage at the Democrat’s push for abortion on demand until birth:

“With this bill, the Democrat party has rejected every restraint on abortion.  For them, aborting unborn children is nothing more than just another medical procedure.  It’s a sick perspective that reflects the moral bankruptcy of their party, and it is infecting our country.  Democrats exalt aborting babies as the ultimate empowerment of a self-made life. God weeps.

“Supporters of this tragic legislation want young women to believe having a baby is a cold calculation of convenience and capacity, not a unique life to be cared for and cherished.  They are leading our culture to certain destruction.

“Concerned Women for America’s mighty prayer warriors are on our knees against the evil of abortion. We firmly believe in the power of prayer and action. You can rest assured that we will not only remain prayerful, but we will also hold our legislators accountable for this vote.”

Today, Concerned Women for America LAC sent a letter to Congress in strong opposition to the bill. Text of the letter can be viewed HERE. A fact sheet on H.R. 3755 can be found HERE.

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

So Let’s Talk About Texas

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The new Texas Heartbeat Bill has dominated the news cycle for the past few weeks. If you’re still confused by what it does and doesn’t do, this episode is for you! Penny is joined by Concerned Women for America’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, to discuss what this bill does and additionally, what the Supreme Court didn’t do.

They’ll also preview the upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of abortion across the country on December 1st. Listen below!

Texas Doctor Admits to Performing Abortion in Violation of State Law

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An abortionist in Texas admitted in an op ed in the Washington Post that he performed an abortion earlier this month in violation of Texas’s new Heartbeat Bill. Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, joined NTD News to react.

Watch the full video below:

Texas Doctor Admits to Performing Abortion in Violation of State Law from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

Concerned Women: The FBI is a Disgrace

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For Immediate Release
September 15, 2021

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Concerned Women: The FBI is a Disgrace

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America is disgusted and infuriated at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) handling, or lack thereof, of the sexual abuse scandal involving U.S. Olympic Doctor Larry Nasser.

Today’s heart-wrenching testimony from our U.S. gymnasts who represent the best of America has cemented a new low for the once-respected institution, proving them incapable to continue to carry out their oath to the American people. We are calling on a complete clamp down on this out-of-control intelligence agency.

Falsifying documents, which is nothing new for the FBI, is a serious offense for which they must be held accountable. The American people will no longer settle for another internal investigation in which the agency once again vindicates themselves of all wrongdoing. We demand more.

 The FBI continues to make it absolutely clear they cannot be trusted, especially with the most sacred duty of protecting Americans, including our young women, from abuse. CWA stands with these brave women and will continue in our work of fighting to end sexual abuse and exploitation at all levels.

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Penny Nance Defends Texas Abortion Bill to Fox News

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, was quoted in Fox News today defending Texas’ heartbeat bill. “The dramatic, angry, and partisan coverage of Texas’ new heartbeat law is very telling and unfortunately, not at all surprising,” she said. “This law was properly debated and passed with bi-partisan support by democratically elected lawmakers in the state of Texas. Texans want this law.”

“Leftists and media outlets are angered by the Supreme Court’s refusal to play interference and act as judicial activists. We are very thankful to have a Supreme Court that understands its role and refuses to be manipulated by charged emotional public pressure.”

To read the full article, click here.

Concerned Women: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Unwise & Unconstitutional

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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
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Concerned Women: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Unwise & Unconstitutional

Washington, D.C. — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say on the news that President Joe Biden has instructed the Department of Labor to develop emergency regulations giving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the authority to enforce a national vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees:

“Disastrous rollouts of seemingly well-intentioned policy has become the defining feature and legacy of the Biden-Harris Administration. One look at the withdrawal from Afghanistan tells you everything you need to know, but the incompetence has been on full display in their handling of the COVID pandemic as well.

“Worse yet, the authoritarian instincts surfacing with the employee vaccine mandate go well beyond incompetence and into outright violation of Americans’ civil liberties. Public health must always be balanced with individual freedom.

“This proposed mandate shows a complete disregard for these freedoms. It reveals to us a President who has lost touch with the people he represents and who now seeks to impose his policy choices by abusing the constitutional powers granted to him by ‘We the People.’

“I chose to be fully vaccinated, but regardless of individual views on taking the vaccine, this unnecessary federal mandate must be met with full-throated opposition from all freedom-loving Americans. It is wrong to force people to choose between feeding their families and following their consciences on this issue. Employees and employers have hard choices ahead, and we support them regardless.

“CWA employs well under 100 women, but should the threshold change, we would not comply. The nanny state needs to back off, and President Biden needs to be reminded that the American people are not the enemy. At a time when the country needs to come together to fight a multitude of threats at home and abroad, this weak and divisive action leaves our nation vulnerable and discouraged.

“We are confident the Biden Administration will lose in court; however, he should reconsider his ways now before he inflicts further damage on the country.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Abortion and Race in America

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After an anchor on a major news network referred to all pro-lifers as “racist” and “handmaidens,” it lit a fire under those within the movement to set the record straight and to examine how race fits into the issue of abortion in America. Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, is joined by Christina Bennett, an African American leader within the pro-life movement, who breaks this down, asks the tough questions, and shares the story of her mother’s divine intervention that changed her life forever.

Conservative Women Celebrate Saving Babies in Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2021

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Conservative Women Celebrate Saving Babies in Texas

Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say on the news of the United States Supreme Court’s denial of attempts to stop the Texas Heartbeat Law:

“It is telling to see the abortion industry’s angry reaction to the Supreme Court’s refusal to play interference between the Left’s radical ideas and the American people. Texas’ heartbeat law was properly debated and passed with bi-partisan support. Texas women want this law.

“CWA of Texas worked hard to see it passed. The other side had ample opportunity to convince the public of their views. But they lost. It is as simple as that.

“Now, as usual, they seek for judicial activists to do for them what they couldn’t do through the proper legislative process. Since 1973 the militant left has used the courts to impose their fringe views of abortion at any time, for any reason, any number, and all paid for by the taxpayers of America. Those days are over. We are thankful for a Supreme Court that knows its role and refuses to be manipulated in this way, letting the democratic process continue instead.

“Bottom line, babies are being saved in Texas today. We know that makes for a rainy day for the Left, but most Americans rejoice. That’s the headline.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Press Release: Don’t Draft Our Daughters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2021 

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
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Organizations Representing Millions of Americans Send Message to Congress:  Don’t Draft Our Daughters

 Washington, D.C. – As the House Armed Services Committee prepares to mark up the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on September 1, national and state women’s groups, military and pro-family organizations, veterans, faith and medical leaders sent a letter to Members of Congress calling on them to reject any provision amending the Military Selective Service Act to require women to register with the selective service, the mechanism for conscripting America’s 18-25 year-olds in a military draft.

Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:

“America has just witnessed the horror and heartbreak of the brutal terrorist attack in Afghanistan and the solemn return of thirteen fallen service members, including two female marines who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Women today are free to serve and proud to serve in the U.S armed forces, but they should not be forced to serve.  We stand united against making our military a social experiment.

“Our daughters should not be forced to register for the draft to prove they are equal, and our military should not be forced to compromise its focus on our national security to placate liberal activists who don’t respect the intrinsic value and dignity of women.  Concerned Women for America supports the courageous women who commit their lives to military service, but a country that requires its daughters to gamble their lives on the lottery of war also risks the foundations that make our country strong.”

The letter, “Special Message to the 117th Congress: Don’t Draft Our Daughters” can be found HERE.

In addition to the leaders listed, numerous concerned citizens from across America heard about this effort and signed on to take a stand, among them a retired firefighter in California, a Nebraska constituent, a father of six girls, mothers of daughters in the U.S. Army, a family physician in New Jersey, and countless others.

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Nance: It Is Demonic What Is Being Unleashed

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined CBN News this week to discuss highlights from CWA’s prayer vigil for Afghanistan outside of the White House. Nance speaks to the importance of women of faith from across the country coming together to pray for what she describes as “demonic” behavior being unleashed in Afghanistan.

Watch her full interview below:

Nance: It Is Demonic What Is Being Unleashed from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.