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Nance Discusses Justice Breyer’s retirement and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona with EWTN

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance joined EWTN to discuss Justice Breyer’s retirement and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Listen to the full interview below to hear about the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle and the Biden Administrations’ war on parents.

Nance Discusses Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona with EWTN from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

Penny Nance statement on Justice Breyer’s retirement

By | Judicial Nominations, News and Events, Press Releases, SCOTUS | No Comments

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the country, had this to say on the retirement announcement of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer:

“Justice Breyer’s announcement comes as no surprise to those of us engaged in the policy, political arena. The Democrats are facing a potentially disastrous midterm election, and the left has been aggressively, and very publicly, pushing for his retirement—to their shame honestly.

“We are thankful for Justice Breyer’s service and have shown respect for him, even when we vehemently disagree with his judicial philosophy.

“But the radical left does not care. And it is that same boorish crowd we hope President Joe Biden can resist in making his nomination.

“He needs a win; we can all see that. But I hope he has learned from his recent defeats in the Senate that the radical lefts’ insistence on alienating half the country to get their way is a losing strategy.

“The president has a chance to finally unify the country with a consensus nominee, breaking away from the shameful and vile tactics we have experienced in recent Supreme Court nominations.

“No matter what, CWA’s army of happy warrior women is ready and eager to speak up for truth and justice to prevail on this nomination, against any and all odds.”

 

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Nance Discusses The Future of Abortion in America

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined OAN’s In Focus with Stephanie Hammill to discuss last week’s March for Life and the pro-life movement’s optimism surrounding the historic Dobbs case. Listen to the full interview below to hear about this year’s March and what the future of abortion in America could look like.

Nance to OAN: The Pro-life movement is optimistic Roe will be Overturned from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

 

Nance calls on the Secretary of Education to resign.

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, joined conservative leaders calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to resign, citing revelations from a Freedom of Information Act request uncovering his personal involvement in the National School Boards Association letter that prompted the Attorney General of the United States to issue a directive to law enforcement against parents speaking up at school board meetings.

“Secretary Cardona’s involvement in the conception of this letter is especially alarming considering that it was subsequently used by the Department of Justice to legitimize a new initiative cracking down on vaguely defined ‘threats’ to school boards — and threatening the First Amendment rights of parents to speak freely and petition their government.”

Read the full memorandum from conservative leaders HERE.

Concerned Women for America urges FDA to reverse course on chemical abortion restriction removal

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Today, the FDA announced its permanent removal of the “in-person dispensing requirement” for Mifepristone. This makes the abortion pill readily available through mail and telehealth services without the supervision of a physician. Research has shown chemical abortion has a four times higher rate of complication than surgical abortion.

Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance said:

“The FDA’s decision to permanently remove the in-person dispensing requirement for Mifepristone will senselessly jeopardize lives. Shamefully deemed a means to ‘minimize the burden on the health care delivery system,’ this change is nothing more than a political plot to satiate the profit-hungry abortion industry.

“The chemical abortion pill significantly increases the rate of hospitalization for vulnerable women who truly need conscientious care and counsel, not a reckless, mail-order fix. The FDA’s new requirement that any pharmacy dispensing be specially certified is ludicrous and a cheap concession that will do nothing to protect women’s health and safety. This dangerous pill has no place in our healthcare market. We urge the FDA to reverse course.”

Denny in Newsweek: The Biden Administration is Sending Title IX to the Ash Heap of History

By | News and Events, Sexual Exploitation, Women's Sports | No Comments

A biologically male athlete at the University of Pennsylvania is smashing NCAA women’s swimming records. Will Thomas from Austin, Texas, competed on the men’s team for three years and is now, as a senior, competing as Lia Thomas on the women’s team. Penn press releases are boasting of the wins and shamefully displacing the true women’s swimming program record holders in their history books. Cases like this, enabled by the NCAA’s anti-woman policies, jeopardize the hopes and dreams of female athletes nationwide.

Read the latest from Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America‘s Senior Advisor, entitled “The Biden Administration is Sending Title IX to the Ash Heap of History” in Newsweek Opinion here.

Nance in Townhall: The One Area Where Youngkin Should Follow Former Govs. McAuliffe and Northam’s Lead

By | Defense of Family, Education, News and Events | No Comments

Parents’ rights in education won Glenn Youngkin (Republican) the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. Now, in order to live up to the promises of his campaign and turn the tide of Virginia’s leftward lurch in the education system, Governor-Elect Youngkin should follow the lead of his predecessors. He must appoint stalwart members to Virginias Higher-ed institutions governing boards who will stand up for the rights and interests of the people who voted for him.

Read the latest from Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, entitled “The One Area Where Youngkin Should Follow Former Govs. McAuliffe and Northam’s Lead” in Townhall Opinion here.

CWA Stands with Religious School and Parents

By | Defense of Family, Education, News and Events | No Comments

Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Carson v. Makin. The case involves a Maine tuition assistance program that discriminates against religious institutions. As Concerned Women for America (CWA) explains in its brief, the case involves serious violations of religious freedoms. The program takes important educational decisions away from families in Maine, treating parents who desire a religious education for their children like second-class citizens.

CWA CEO and President Penny Nance said:

“This state infringes on foundational constitutional rights by denying tuition assistance based on a family’s desire to raise their children according to their faith. Maine’s law seeks to remove religious institutions from the education choices of parents and families who reside there. Parents should have freedom when it comes to their children’s education, whether secular or religious.

“A school’s eligibility to receive funds should not be contingent on the educational institution’s religious beliefs. The state of Maine should honor funds promised in the tuition assistance program regardless of the educational choice of the parent.”

CWALAC Celebrates Removal of NDAA Provision Drafting Our Daughters

By | Draft, National Sovereignty, News and Events, Press Releases | No Comments

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2021
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]

CWALAC Celebrates Removal of NDAA Provision Drafting Our Daughters

Washington, D.C. – Last night, harmful language requiring women to register for the Selective Service was removed from the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) were instrumental in opposing this monumental reversal in military policy. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is grateful for their steadfast leadership. We also thank Reps. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) and Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) –all integral, vocal players in the efforts to defeat this proposal.

Lastly, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude to our leaders in the states and our Young Women for America leaders on college campuses around the country. Your voices were key to ensuring this issue made it to the forefront of debate.

CWALAC will continue to stand for the inherent dignity of women and against the destructive lie that women’s equality means sameness with men. We admire and support the patriotic women who volunteer for military service. Conscripting our daughters and granddaughters to the frontlines of war is entirely different. Assigning priority to “equity” over military necessity would only hinder critical national defense objectives in a wartime crisis.

CWALAC applauds Members for rejecting the shameful fallacy that Congress must rubber stamp the social experimentation of our military to secure critical funding for our troops and national security.

We are thrilled that our leaders have chosen to respect women and their role in serving our nation without sacrificing our daughters on the altar of political correctness. Thank you for eliminating language to draft women.

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

Senate Dems Want to Sacrifice Our Daughters on the Altar of Political Correctness

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For Immediate Release
November 26, 2021

Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]

Senate Dems Want to Sacrifice Our Daughters on the Altar of Political Correctness

Washington D.C. – Upon return from the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. Senate will consider the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including a provision requiring young women to register with the Selective Service for a potential military draft. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its own version of the annual defense bill with a similar provision in September. The House version also includes funds for CRT training, diversity officers, and inclusion and equity programs.

This monumental, unjustified reversal in policy forces our military to be sex-blind in all selection, training, and service of draftees, erasing key biological differences between males and females that have everything to do with readiness in wartime. Further, the provision gives the federal government blanket discretion to institute a draft for any number of unspecified reasons.

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

“The recent role that woke ideology played in the Virginia election should have been a wakeup call for Congress. Instead, current language in the funding bill for America’s military and military academies contains the same ideology soundly rejected across the nation. CRT funding and woke diversity officers are part of the Left’s effort to deconstruct the U.S. military and our academies. Add to the mix language forcing women to register for Selective Service (i.e. the draft) and language specifically prohibiting military leaders for making decisions based on sex is disastrous policy that will cost lives.

“Concerned Women for America admires and supports the strong, patriotic women who volunteer for military service, but we refuse to believe the destructive lie that women’s equality means sameness with men. American women do not need to be conscripted to fight on the frontline of war to prove their worth.

“Even after a three-year, $45 million taxpayer funded commission’s unsubstantiated recommendation, a 2021 Ipsos poll shows that support for drafting women has nosedived—especially among females—since the issues was last debated in 2016, with only 45% of Americans and a third of women in favor of the policy.

“We are also witnessing growing enthusiasm from both parties to repeal the Selective Service altogether. At a time of such deep division, we rarely see this harmony. This makes any call to expand this outdated agency’s purpose and reach even more tone-deaf.

“Fresh off the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and a terror attack that took the lives of 13 U.S. servicemembers, Americans are rightfully weary to award new mobilization powers to the government. Trusting this Administration—or any other—with the unchecked latitude to declare a national emergency and conscript 18- to 25-year-old women for any number of purposes is too great a risk.

“Sacrificing our young women on the altar of political correctness is a clear dealbreaker, but the potential inclusion of race-driven, divisive ideological agendas gives further reason to oppose the bill in its current form. Sadly, the House-passed version of the NDAA diverts from mission-critical defense objectives to fund this nonsense. The Senate must say no.

“We reject the shameful fallacy that Congress must rubber stamp the social experimentation of our military to secure critical funding for our troops and national defense. An NDAA that drafts our daughters and granddaughters is a non-starter, and we call on members of courage to oppose its advancement.”

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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.