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Penny Nance Speaks to 15,000 College Students at Liberty University

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, spoke at Liberty University’s convocation last Friday to over 15,000 college students in-person with even more watching online.

Nance led a panel entitled Women of Faith in Leadership that featured herself, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri), Carrie Sheffield, and Young Women for America National Director Annabelle Rutledge. The focus was to encourage students to vote their values, lean in on national issues, and to become informed citizens.

You can watch the full panel below and read more from Liberty University here.

 

Liberty University Convocation featuring Penny Nance and Women of Faith in Leadership Panel from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

Concerned Women for America to DOJ: Knock it Off

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For Immediate Release
October 12, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
[email protected]

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

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For Immediate Release
October 7, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
[email protected]

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

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For Immediate Release
October 6, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
[email protected]

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.

Not So Fast: Congressional Pushback on Biden Vax Mandate

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Republicans in Congress have sprung into action following President Biden’s iron-fist decree for a national vaccine mandate on employers.

President Biden ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop emergency regulations to enforce an onerous vaccine mandate on businesses with 100 or more employees. OSHA has yet to issue a formal rule, but that is not stopping members of Congress from acting in their capacity now and preparing to trigger a congressional review process. As many Americans brace for a looming choice between their livelihoods and liberties, Republicans in the House and Senate are working to use every tool available to challenge executive overreach.

Here is a roundup of these efforts:

  1. Mike Braun (R-Indiana) has introduced a disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act—a key mechanism for Congress to overturn a federal agency rule that oversteps what has been authorized in law. To invalidate the vaccine mandate, the House and Senate will need to pass the resolution within 60 legislative calendar days after OSHA delivers its rule. If a joint disapproval resolution is enacted, the mandate is null and void and cannot be reissued in the future.
  1. During floor consideration of a continuing resolution (CR) to avert a government shutdown this week, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) offered an amendment to prohibit the use of federal funds for implementing or enforcing Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The amendment failed on a 50-50 party line vote—short of the 60 needed for adoption. This put every U.S. Senator on record on the question so citizens can know where their Senators stand.
  1. On the House side, Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-New York) and Jim Banks (R-Indiana) introduced the Health Freedom for All Act to clarify that under existing law, OSHA lacks the authority to enact a rule requiring Americans to undergo vaccinations or testing. This bill would prohibit the Secretary of Labor from implementing an emergency rule and require OSHA to follow the full federal rule making process, which includes a public comment period for review and feedback.

Public health must always be balanced with individual freedom. You may view CWALAC’s full statement on the Biden vaccine mandate here. CWALAC will continue to monitor Congressional efforts to block executive overreach and protect the conscience rights of Americans.

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.

 

America’s Leadership in a Tailspin

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Just recently, the Biden Administration announced the U.S. strike on Afghanistan killed civilians among those seven children from the same extended family. The same day France announced the recall of their Ambassador to the U.S. This week President Biden appeared in front of the United Nations, claiming the success of the “end of war” in Afghanistan and flaunting U.S. leadership worldwide. A lie that only his Administration believes.

The General Assembly of the United Nations is its central body; this is where the heads of the 193 countries that are part of the UN gather once a year to deliberate on the current problems that the international community faces.

President Biden gave a speech with empty words. His speech was intended to show the world that the U.S. is still the world’s top leader. Unfortunately, his words fell short. He was not even capable of clearly addressing the current threats that America is facing. This lack of clarity makes America’s enemy rejoice.

Just minutes after the President’s speech, the President of Iran, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, took the stand and openly stated in front of the UN General Assembly that “from the Capitol to Kabul, one clear message was sent to the world: The U.S. does not have credibility inside or outside the country.” He said that the world does not care about “America First” or “America is back” after what happened in Afghanistan.

After our NATO allies were not consulted on Afghanistan, after France recalled its Ambassador from the U.S., and after the E.U. accused Biden of disloyalty, the closest American allies are skeptical of U.S. leadership.  Sadly, the criticism that the Biden Administration is getting from the world does not denote that America is the world’s leader.

Ignoring the criticism, President Biden’s speech emphasized that America is back at the table of the international forums, especially the UN to face the global challenges.

Biden’s strategy towards the international organizations has been as poor as his approach to Afghanistan. One of the first actions from his Administration was to rejoin and restore funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), $893,004,000 to be exact, despite their poor performance in handling the pandemic and the lack of response on China’s responsibility. The U.S. is the top contributor to the WHO, which gives it the possibility of negotiation, but no condition was imposed in exchange for its money.

During his speech, Biden reaffirmed his commitment to retake a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council, failing to mention its remarkable anti-Israel bias and to address the human rights violations by countries like China[1].

Instead, he did mention that the U.S. “will stand up for their allies and friends, opposing attempts of stronger countries to dominate weaker ones through economic coercion.” This being said while the U.S. is using its money to impose abortion upon developing countries worldwide against people’s will.

Lastly, he said, “I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not at war. We have turned the page.” He indeed turned the page, forgetting about the current crisis that is still happening in Afghanistan, forgetting about hundreds of people who are facing death because they were left behind.

CWA has not turned the page. We are doing everything in our power to rescue those who have been left behind by joining efforts with other private organizations, especially to rescue Christian families that are facing death because of their faith in God.

The lack of clarity, the vagueness, and the ambiguity of President Biden’s speech, showed the world that America leadership is in a tailspin.


[1] Currently China, Cuba, and Venezuela have a seat on the Human Rights council, despite their human rights violations committed against their own people. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/CurrentMembers.aspx

 

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
[email protected]  

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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Nance: Democrats Exalt Abortion

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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
[email protected]

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.

Praying for the Body of Christ in Afghanistan

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I want to appeal to you, as the news cycle conveniently shifts from crisis to crisis, sparing bad actors of proper accountability, to remember our brothers and sisters trapped in Afghanistan under the terrible, evil rulership of the Taliban.

You might have heard that Glenn Beck, through his Nazarene Fund, was helping to get thousands of Christians out of the country very successfully. Until the U.S. Government got wind of it, that is. Here is what he told Tucker Carlson in a recent interview:

“The State Department has blocked us every step of the way. The State Department and the White House have been the biggest problem.  Everyone else, everyone else, has been working together, putting aside differences, and trying to get these people to safety.  The State Department and the White House have blocked us every single step of the way. In fact, an ambassador was called in Macedonia last night and told not to accept any of these people, as we were trying to get them off the tarmac here to keep the airport flowing and getting these Christians out.  We haven’t really been able to move anybody for about twelve hours. Our mission is now changing greatly. We have to send people into even greater danger to try to smuggle these Christians out, who are marked not just for death, but to be set on fire alive because they’re converted Christians.”

This is the reality for Christians in Afghanistan. And our government, as you heard, shows no sympathy to them as a group. We must pray. We cannot forget that we are one body in our Lord, Jesus Christ. When they suffer, we suffer…

Click here to read the rest of Mario’s exclusive Substack column. And be sure to subscribe below to never miss one of his posts again!

Democrats’ Dirty Laundry: $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Update

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This week, House committees debated the details of the recently passed $3.5 trillion budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 14. The topline spending numbers and priorities in the Democrat blueprint were troublesome enough, but now we lay eyes on the far-reaching policies that Democrats aim to fund via an unprecedented tax and spend spree. As expected, the Democrats are moving full steam ahead to implement the Left’s agenda.

The plan amounts to the highest sustained spending level in American history, raising taxes on working families and job creators and driving up prices of goods and utilities. Proposed policies trigger a broad expansion of the nanny state through costly federal mandates that overrule parents and families in raising our children. Further, Democrats are relentlessly pursuing unlimited avenues for elective abortion and, without resistance, will execute an end run around every possible state prohibition on elective abortion coverage in healthcare plans. Shameful, but not at all surprising. We must stand strong against these attempts.

Time to air the dirty laundry from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget. View a list of key concerns here.

Concerned Women: The FBI is a Disgrace

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For Immediate Release
September 15, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
[email protected]

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.