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Abortion on Demand Act Defeated! Thank you!

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In an email sent yesterday, we asked you to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose S. 4132, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Your engagement was successful! 

 

On Wednesday afternoon, the WHPA failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to end debate on the Senate floor and advance to final passage. Thanks to your powerful messages, a bipartisan majority of the Senate—51 Senators including one Democrat–stood strong and rejected this radical ploy for abortion on demand up until birth. View the roll call HERE.

 

We cannot yield in our efforts to end this blatant denigration of the sanctity of all human life. The Left and Congressional Democrats have pledged to continue this futile charge to enshrine and expand Roe v. Wade into federal law and overrule all commonsense state measures to protect innocent life and the health and well-being of vulnerable women. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee will fight back every step of the way to champion a culture of life. We hope you will walk alongside us!

Action: Senate Soon to Consider Abortion on Demand Act!

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ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Reject the So-Called Women’s Health Protection Act!

 

The U.S. Senate will consider S. 4132, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This extreme bill—more aptly named the “Abortion on Demand Act”—aims to codify and expand Roe v. Wade, superseding any conflicting state or federal law and creating a sweeping right to provide or obtain an abortion without limitation or safeguards up until a child’s birth. In doing so, the bill jeopardizes common sense measures like ultrasound and fetal heartbeat tests, mandatory reflection periods, and parental notice requirements

 

In a transparent attempt to disguise their extremism, Senate Democrats have simply copied and pasted failed legislation from late February, the only change being an omission of the “findings” section. The result is the same abominable policy proposal that denigrates the sanctity of life.

 

Please email, call, or tweet your senators through our Action Center HERE and urge them to oppose this radical ploy for abortion on demand. Women deserve better.

 

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) vehemently opposes this inhumane legislation. We are not alone. An overwhelming majority of Americans support limits on abortion after the first trimester at least.

 

The deceptive WHPA does nothing less than advance a culture of death by abortion in America. Sadly, as the Left processes the potential overturning of Roe, sending abortion policy decisions back to the people through their elected representatives, this tone-deaf bill has become their final, desperate rallying cry.

 

Contact your senators TODAY and demand policy that truly protects women’s health and well-being and defends our most vulnerable, the precious unborn.

Nance Joins OAN’s Stephanie Hamill

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined OAN’s In Focus with Stephanie Hammill to discuss the possible end of Roe.

 

Watch the full interview below. 

 

Steady as the Enemy Panics on Abortion

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Let darkness squelch and screech at the loss of the sacrifices they value. The violent among them will stir up the multitudes to fulfill their vision and protest that the innocent are no longer as expendable. The undiscerning mob is sure to follow whichever way the wind blows, tossed to and fro — used, abused, and ultimately discarded.

 

They shall fail. The end of Roe is yet to be at the appointed time.

 

Remember how we have gotten to this point. Our almost 50 years of struggle against the evil of abortion centered not on legislation or legal battles but on prayer.

 

He who is able to give life and give it more abundantly told us that, as He reminded us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John. 10:10). Darkness has its nature. It will act according to it. The desperation and hopelessness they feel will make them do irrational things.

 

But the people of God shall stand firm and take action (Daniel 11:32). Prayer is action.

 

Therefore, pray.

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is making our Dobbs prayer guide available to you through this link.

 

Scripture tells us that we are “able to stand against the schemes of the devil” by putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). We stand:

 

    1. Having fastened on the belt of truth,
    2. Having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 
    3. As shoes for our feet, we put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace,
    4. We take up the shield of faith, with which we can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one,
    5. We put on the helmet of salvation,
    6. And the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

The promised result is that we will “be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

Steady, then. We know where our hope is laid.

 

The leaked opinion is indeed promising—inspiring even. It states simple truths as it lays out Roe’s unethical, unconstitutional foundations. But we cannot reward the malicious tactics that have been used to release it to the public. So, we will wait until the official word from the Court, and then we will celebrate with thanksgiving to God, shining a light that darkness may flee.

 

The statement from CWA CEO and President Penny Nance, following the breaking news, laid out this righteous vision:

 

“The betrayal of trust we have witnessed today at the United States Supreme Court by what is reportedly the malicious leak of a private draft of the Court’s Dobbs opinion is outrageous.  

“This appears to be another attempt by the Left to intimidate the justices to uphold a law that is clearly unconstitutional. On the contrary, these tactics should only embolden the Court to stand firm on law and principle. Chief Justice John Roberts must take charge of his court and issue this decision as soon as possible, sending a clear message that the Court will never be intimidated.

 

“The hundreds of thousands of members of Concerned Women for America remain prayerful and cautiously optimistic as we work to provide loving alternatives to the violent ending of a human life through abortion.”

Amen.

CWA Calls on Roberts to Release Dobbs Decision in Light of Leaks & Intimidation Tactics

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For Immediate Release
May 2, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]
(571) 420-2488

 

Washington, D.C.— Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America, the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say about the leaked drafts of the United States Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

 

“The betrayal of trust we have witnessed today at the United States Supreme Court by what is reportedly the malicious leak of a private draft of the Court’s Dobbs opinion is outrageous.  

 

“This appears to be another attempt by the left to intimidate the justices to uphold a law that is clearly unconstitutional. On the contrary, these tactics should only embolden the Court to stand firm on law and principle. Chief Justice John Roberts must take charge of his court and issue this decision as soon as possible, sending a clear message that the Court will never be intimidated.

 

“The hundreds of thousands of members of Concerned Women for America  remain prayerful and cautiously optimistic as we work to provide loving alternatives to the violent ending of a human life through abortion.”

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Reason Demands an End to Roe

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A young wife and her husband were enthusiastically awaiting the birth of their first baby. It was a girl. They had already done a big baby shower with family and friends; they had bought all the furniture and decorated the room— a beautiful retreat of yellow and pink. They had faithfully kept every doctor’s appointment and attended all the classes, learning everything about what to expect when you’re expecting. They had even named her: Mary Beth.

But at 28 weeks (7 months), mom confesses she was not ready. She is just too young and not mentally and emotionally prepared to be responsible for another human being. So instead, she wants to have an abortion.

Dad earnestly pleads with her to no avail. “It’s my body,” came the answer.

“Is an abortion even legal so far along in a pregnancy,” he thought? Yes, one quick Google search informed him that there are no limits even for late-term abortions in their home state of New Jersey. He quickly found a clinic’s website offering the service and explaining a third-trimester abortion procedure, but he could not bear to finish reading the short description. He even explored legal options but has no recourse.

So, on a day they were supposed to go to another doctor’s visit and see their baby girl on the latest sonogram, mom will instead drive to an abortion clinic to “terminate her pregnancy.”

Such is the state of abortion policy in our nation. It is part of the wretched legacy of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that invented a constitutional right to abortion…

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World Health Organization Promotes Abortion on Demand

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Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO), ignoring that the so-called right to abortion does not exist within international law, released its new guidelines on abortion. Self-management abortion and telemedicine are their recommendations “to keep women and girls safe.”

According to their press release, abortion is an “extremely safe procedure when it is carried out using the method recommended by WHO, the UN agency.” One of these methods is using a “combination of mifepristone plus misoprostol or misoprostol.”

Despite the fact that WHO is an institution whose focus is supposed to be on health, it does not step back from making recommendations to policymakers—asking them to remove barriers to safe abortion, barriers such as the criminalization of abortion, mandatory waiting times, or the need for the parents to give their approval, among others. They also recommend “over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills, without prescription to individuals who wish to use emergency contraception.”

Sadly, these new guidelines from the WHO are clear evidence that the UN and its institutions do not care about women and girls. It is not news that abortion, like any other medical procedure, presents a risk. This risk could increase when it is done without a proper medical evaluation. The pro-abortion agenda of the WHO seems to matter more than the safety of women and girls.

The Lozier Institute and its report “The Evolution of ‘Self-Managed’ Abortion: Does the Safety of Women Seeking Abortion Even Matter Anymore” presents a study in which one out of five women who had a chemical abortion presented complications and required surgery. Accordingly, with this study, the rates of complications for a medical abortion vs. surgical abortion are four times higher.[1]

Other risk factors for “self-managed” abortion are infections, hemorrhaging, pelvic inflammatory disease, mental health complications, etc. Still, the WHO has ignored this information and is now promoting abortion on demand. The WHO is also demanding that countries make abortion services affordable for women. In other words, they require that abortion be publicly funded and free so the cost will not be a burden.[2]

The U.S. government is the number one donor to the WHO, followed by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[3]. This means that our tax dollars are promoting these outrageous recommendations.

Abortion hurts women and girls, and ultimately it hurts us as a society. We must continue to defend the unborn and stand for women and girls who sadly are misled by institutions like WHO. Our government must be held accountable for having a part in the misinformation.  


[1] Ingrid Skop, The Evolution of Self-Managed Abortion: Does the safety of Women Seeking Abortion Even Matter Anymore? Charlotte Lozier Institute (March 1, 2021) https://lozierinstitute.org/the-evolution-of-self-managed-abortion/#_edn11

[2] As part of an enabling environment, considerations of gender equality, human rights and equity should guide the
design of health financing policy to reduce if not eliminate the financial barriers for the most vulnerable, and to
ensure equitable access to good-quality services (93). The CEDAW Committee has described fees for abortion
as being burdensome to women’s informed choice and autonomy (94, para. 37). Where user fees are charged
for abortion, this should be based on careful consideration of ability to pay, and fee waivers should be available
for those who are facing financial hardship and adolescent abortion seekers. World Health Organization, Abortion care guideline, (2022) https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/349316/9789240039483-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

[3] https://www.who.int/about/funding/contributors/usa

Senate Fails to Advance Abortion on Demand Act

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As our nation faces record inflation, an energy crisis, a war in Ukraine, and more, Senate Democrats started the week addressing their top priority: unfettered access to abortion up until birth. On Monday, Senate Republicans, joined by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), defeated a cloture vote (46-48) on H.R. 3755, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), the most radical abortion bill in our nation’s history.

Prior to Monday night’s vote on the WHPA, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s happy warriors for life quickly mobilized to urge their Senators to reject this extremist ploy for abortion on demand. THANK YOU!

The bill aims to codify and even expand Roe v. Wade, superseding any conflicting state or federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. WHPA creates a wide-sweeping statutory right to provide or obtain an abortion without limitation no matter the stage of pregnancy. Such policy jeopardizes common sense measures to protect unborn children and their mothers, including ultrasound and fetal heartbeat tests, mandatory reflection periods, and parental notice requirements.

This attempt to callously brand abortion as just another healthcare procedure is both troubling and tone-deaf. Americans continue to reject the radicalism of the abortion industry and its advocates. For example, over 60% of Americans oppose new Food and Drug Administration regulations that permanently remove the in-person dispensing requirement for the chemical abortion pill and make the dangerous drug available through the mail. Further, 71% of American supports limits on abortion, especially after the first trimester.

The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We join egregious human rights abusers like North Korea and China. The WHPA would place the U.S. at the top of this shameful list. Congressional Democrats are completely out of touch with public opinion, which is trending heavily towards the protection of innocent unborn children.

Your messages proved effective, and we hope you will continue to join us in promoting legislation that truly protects women’s health and well-being while recognizing the sanctity of all human life.

Call to Action: Tell Senate to Reject Abortion on Demand Act

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Action Statement Below

Next week, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider H.R. 3755, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This extreme bill—more aptly named the “Abortion on Demand Act”—aims to codify and expand Roe v. Wade, creating a sweeping right to provide or obtain an abortion without limitation or safeguards up until a child’s birth. In doing so, the bill prohibits measures to protect unborn children and their mothers.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed WHPA in a party-line vote on September 24, 2021. The vote was seemingly a Leftist reaction to perceived threats to Roe’s legacy. At the time, the House Democrat Majority was reeling over news about oral arguments that December for the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the justices will determine the constitutionality of a Mississippi law protecting preborn life after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Fast forward to today as House and Senate appropriators negotiate the details of the annual federal spending bill. Republican leadership has set a clear red line for inclusion of traditional—once bipartisan—pro-life protections like the Hyde Amendment, a prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion. In yet another desperate attempt to appease the abortion industry, Senate Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing the radical WHPA to the top of the Senate’s schedule when it returns from recess on February 28, 2022. The move is tone deaf at best, as a recent Marist poll revealed that 71% of Americans support limits on abortion after the first trimester.

Take Action

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) vehemently opposes this inhumane legislation. Please contact your Senators today and urge them to reject the WHPA. Congress must promote policy that truly protects women’s health and well-being while recognizing the sanctity of all human life. The deceptive WHPA does nothing less than advance a culture of death by abortion in America.

View CWALAC’s factsheet on the bill HERE.

CWA Joins Call on Congress to Stop Medicaid Funding of Faulty Prenatal Tests

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Concerned Women for America (CWA), joined a broad coalition of pro-life leaders calling on Congress to stop any Medicaid funding of prenatal genetic testing that has been shown to give a disturbing amount of false positives, causing many women to terminate their pregnancies based on wrong information.

The letter, addressed to Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Steve Daines (R-MT), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health, and Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, explains in part:

These tests, which are marketed to expectant families as a way to determine whether their unborn child suffers from a rare genetic condition, are wrong a remarkable 85% of the time according to one recent report Considering the fact that these unreliable tests are now used by more than a third of pregnant women in America and that many families have tragically opted for an abortion when a potentially false positive is rendered instead of seeking another test to confirm the result, the lives of millions of unborn children are at risk.

Click here to read the letter.

 

Califf Unfit to Lead FDA

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee sent a letter to the U.S. Senate noting our intent to score against the confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

“Dr. Califf, previously FDA Commissioner under President Barack Obama, has a troubling record of corrupting data to appease the abortion industry at the expense of vulnerable women’s health and safety. He cannot be trusted to conduct proper oversight of our nation’s pharmaceuticals and is therefore unfit to serve a second term. CWALAC will score against Dr. Califf’s confirmation and include this vote in our annual scorecard.”

Read the full letter HERE.

Indefensible Roe –The Spiritual Track

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Thank you for reading. Throughout the Indefensible Roe series, we have explored how the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that opened the door to the more than 62 million babies killed in abortion in the U.S. since 1973 has no basis to stand on today as the Supreme Court reexamines its validity in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Supreme Court’s meddling in abortion policy has been a complete failure—a betrayal of the most fundamental principles of liberty. We have discussed how Roe and its supporting cases are indefensible legally, as a matter of policyscientifically, and today we explore perhaps its most tragic failure: the spiritual one.

Though some may be tempted to dismiss this aspect of the discussion as somehow outside the bounds of the legal/policy discussion, I submit to you that the injustice of abortion strikes at the heart of the legal case. As Aquinas put it, an unjust law is no law at all, but a sort of violence:

Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence. (Summa Theologiae, Ia-Ilae, q. xciii, art. 3, ad 2m.)

Further, the social consequences of the spiritual atrophy our country has suffered in the last 50 years, following the selfish, deathly path of abortion, have brought our country to the brink of self-destruction.

Look around. We are not a healthy nation.

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To a pro-life college student …

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By Alivia Grace Talley, YWA Ambassador and Vice President at Clemson University

“I don’t think my life is valuable, or any life. Let alone a baby’s life. I just don’t think anyone’s life has value.”

She looked into my eyes as she spoke, and my heart stopped. At that moment, it felt as if everything around me suddenly slowed down. No longer was I just pro-life tabling on my college campus. At this moment, I was talking with a student about the most important truth we should all know – how much worth and value we each have. 

To any pro-abortion student I get to speak with on my campus, I want them to know that all life is valuable – especially their life. 

I have experienced so much from pro-life tabling on my campus. Some students want to stop and talk about the issue of abortion, and others want to stop and yell at me for “telling women what to do with their bodies.” 

It is vital that young women know they are worth so much more than what abortion has to offer. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 42% of abortion-minded women are between the ages of 18 and 24. This means women on my campus believe the vicious lies of the abortion industry. 

The abortion industry tells women they cannot graduate from school, have their baby, and have a career. They trick women into believing that the only solution to an unexpected pregnancy is to end the lives of their unborn children. However, we know this is not the truth. Thousands of pregnancy centers, all across America, exist to empower women to graduate, achieve their dreams, and have their babies. 

Through pro-life tabling, I have had the opportunity to see so many hearts and minds change on abortion. One young woman shared with me that she had an abortion in her past, and I was able to provide resources to help her find hope and healing.

Ultimately, women who choose abortion do not know the significant value they have by simply being the daughter of our Heavenly Father. Before the moment you and I were created, each of us was chosen by the Creator of the Heavens and Earth Himself. Our Heavenly Father wanted to spend forever with us so much that He went to the very ends of the earth to call each of us His Sons and Daughters. 1 Peter 2:9 says this about who we are as God’s beloved children: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Because of this truth, we do not have to question if we are loved, known, or wanted. 

The day a student shared with me that she believed no one’s life had value, my heart broke for her. I told her that she did have worth, and her life had value. She shared with me that I was the first person to tell her that. Now, whenever I speak with pro-abortion students, I always keep that at the front of my mind.  I tell myself, “The young women who are yelling at me just don’t know how much they are worth. The people I know from high school who are walking by this table and laughing at me just don’t know how much they are worth.” 

To any pro-life college student reading this: pray for students on your campus. Talk to students on your campus. Tell them they are chosen and that their life has worth and value. It might be awkward at first or seem different, but as daughters of the Lord, we’re supposed to be different in the world’s eyes. I’ve learned that it really doesn’t matter what others think or say about me because I don’t take that to heaven. I take with me the souls and hearts I help lead to the Lord.

In the fight for life, remember who you are as His beloved daughter. And share that truth with others. As you talk to abortion supporters on your campus, tell them that babies’ lives are valuable, and their lives are, too. 

You’ll be surprised. You never know who God will send onto your path. Right at this very moment, you might be sitting beside someone who just has no idea how valuable and worthy their life is.

Abortion Is All About Business for Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed defender of “women’s rights” has a well-documented paper trail of treating women as chattel. Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America’s Senior Advisor, discusses how men like Bloomberg championing abortion have one goal in mind. And it’s not advancing women. 

Read Doreen’s opinion piece in The Christian Post.