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Out Now: Corporate America is Turning on the Pro-Life Community

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, sits down with America First Legal’s John Zadrozny to discuss woke companies who have decided to fund abortion travel for their employees and how pro-life Americans should respond.

 

Listen to the new episode below. Check out more Concerned Women Today podcasts here.

Press Release: It’s Time to #TossTarget

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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2022
[email protected]
(202)488-7000

 

#TossTarget Campaign Exposes Company’s Discriminatory Policies & Political Agenda
Funding Abortion Travel is a “Slap in the Face” to Millions

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA), the country’s largest public policy women’s organization, is launching a nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to stop shopping at Target stores, to “Toss Target” and find an alternative that better suits their values. In June, Target announced it would fund travel and expenses for their employees who want to go to another state to have an abortion.

 

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that returned abortion policy to the democratic process and allow state legislatures to decide policies that best fit the people of their state, many have enacted laws curtailing abortions. According to Guttmacher research data, more than 70% of the American people support restrictions on abortion.

 

“Pro-life Americans have the power of the purse and need to stop funding companies that hate us and everything we stand for,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America. “Companies who fund travel to another state for an abortion and don’t provide the extra support for their employees who choose life are practicing discrimination and their actions are a slap in the face to the more the millions of Americans who support life.”

 

CWA is rallying its state leaders and activists, its Young Women for America chapters and other pro-life organizations and activists to join the effort at the height of the school shopping season.   Posted on its website is a list of alternatives to many of the companies that have promised to fund abortion travel for their employees. It also includes sample letters and scripts for letting the executives and managers of the company know why Americans are choosing to shop elsewhere.

 

“Target has been on the wrong side of family issues for many years and it’s time we take our business elsewhere and let their executives and managers know why,” said Nance. “Their incredibly offensive decision to weigh in on the most important moral issues in the United States of our time, literally weighing in on the side of death, is not only wrongheaded and insidious but downright financially foolish.”

 

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 Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org

 

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Nance Responds to Kansas Anti-Abortion Amendment Defeat

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, had this to say concerning the defeat of the Kansas Value Them Both amendment:

 

“The disappointing results on the Kansas pro-life amendment will serve as a great motivator for the pro-life movement going forward. It reveals what we already knew: we have much work to do to promote a culture of love and life in every state. 

“The good news is that we are free to do that work with the Supreme Court out of the way unconstitutionally mandating what every state must do. We embrace the opportunity to do the hard work necessary to change hearts and minds— however long it takes. But, we must do better to counter the lies of abortion extremists and to be strategic in our education and outreach. 

“This is the democratic process at work. The battle to protect human life at all stages continues. We are confident in our position to achieve ultimate victory.”

Biden’s Justice Department Advances Abortion Lies Tries to Invalidate Democratic Process

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For Immediate Release
August 2, 2022
Contact: [email protected]

 

Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Idaho, claiming the state’s ban on abortion violates federal law. This is the first lawsuit filed against a state by the DOJ since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, sending the battle to protect life back to the people in the democratic process.

 

“When our country is facing record crime and murder in our streets, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department sues Idaho over a state law that protects life,” stated Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest women’s public policy organization. “This time, they want to spend resources against the people of Idaho who, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution, have exercised their right to protect life in their state. The DOJ is moving in response to the lies of abortion advocates, not to the actual law. Women will always get the necessary medical care they need during pregnancy, and the Idaho law makes that clear.”

According to the DOJ’s false claims, Idaho’s law, which prohibits abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest, violates the federal act requiring hospitals to give medically necessary treatment to patients visiting emergency rooms.

 

“The Biden Administration will stop at nothing when it comes to using scare tactics to trick women into believing that bans on abortion mean that they will not receive the proper medical treatment that they need during pregnancy,” said Nance.

 

CWA and Young Women for America state leaders and activists continue the work at the state and federal levels to make sure the voice of the people is heard through the democratic process.

 

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org.

CWA Representing You in the Senate

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By Susanna Edgecomb, CWA’s Government Relations Summer Intern

 

Congress has returned from recess after the recent Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which released us from the death grip of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and leaves the question of abortion policy to the people and their elected representatives. The U.S. Senate and House scheduled multiple hearings on Dobbs. Concerned Women for America (CWA) had front row seats to the hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first of five congressional hearings in the first work week following Dobbs. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, House Oversight and Reform, House Judiciary and House Energy and Commerce committees also had hearings.

 

Concerned Women for America and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders from Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas were there to represent the women back home who have prayed for years for a decision like Dobbs. The leaders had the opportunity to meet with Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to share their thanks for standing for the sanctity of life. This is only the tip of the iceberg of ways that CWA and YWA are championing the cause for life in their respective states.

 

Every CWA chapter has been engaged on the issue of life for decades. We recall some of their efforts with thanksgiving to Almighty God: CWA of Iowa lobbied for pro-life legislation on the state level. They also prayed outside abortion clinics. CWA of Louisiana prayed outside abortion clinics, lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation, and participated in the Louisiana March for Life. CWA representatives in Texas prayed outside abortion clinics and lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation. CWA of Missouri participated in the Missouri March for Life and 40 Days for Life. The Missouri Team also lobbied on the state level and prayed outside abortion clinics. A YWA chapter in Arkansas participated in the state March for Life and volunteered at a local pregnancy resource center. YWA in Arkansas hosted a pro-life conference and prayed outside abortion clinics as well.

 

There is so much work that goes unnoticed, and this is only a small sample of some of the work our leaders have done in select states across the country. We thank each of you for being part of the movement that brought about this great post-Roe era. You oversee the most important work for life—the work that happens at home. But there is much work to be done, and we will continue to equip you to fight for a day when abortion is not only illegal but unthinkable.

 

If you would like to join these efforts in your state, click here.

Standing with Women Act to Provide Post-Roe Resources for Expectant Mothers

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For Immediate Release

July 20, 2022

Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary

[email protected]

571-420-2488

 

Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the largest grassroots women’s organization in the country, announced it will be rallying support for the Standing with Moms Act introduced last week by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina).This bill would create a website, life.gov, that will list local, state, and federal resources available for expectant moms and families. This initiative would compile both public and private sector information, which in a post-Roe America, is more vital than ever.

 

CWALAC members who were crucial in the overturn of Roe will be calling on Members of the House and Senate to co-sponsor and support this legislation that supports and helps women.

 

“We brainstormed a one-stop-shop website that expectant moms could use to learn about the public and private resources available to them to assist them throughout pregnancy and afterward. The resources would cover areas of need like education, healthcare, childcare, legal support, housing resources, prenatal care, and more,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC.

 

Whether its private adoption agencies, county services or crisis pregnancy centers, expectant women need to know what is available to them.

 

“This is common sense legislation, and we thank Sen. Rubio and Rep. Mace for championing women and working to support them in their journey to do what is best for their lives and those of their babies.” 

 

CWALAC leaders and activists will be  hard at work in their state legislatures to make sure their state engages in a similar effort that helps keep all the resources up to date. We are committed to working until abortion becomes not only illegal but unthinkable in all 50 states.

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org

Rebuking Jesus—Liberal Elites Know Best

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Our sensory-overloaded society has a hard time focusing. We go from scandal to scandal, emergency to emergency, outrage to outrage. There is no time for serious reflection and introspection—no time for mourning and repentance. It is no wonder we have become so easily deceived and manipulated.

 

The swindle of the radical gender ideology is a perfect example. This week, UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Khiara Bridges testified at a Senate Judiciary hearing titled, “A Post-Roe America: The Legal Consequences of the Dobbs Decision.” Of course, everyone expected the radical abortion position that refuses to acknowledge the humanity of babies in the womb at any point. That sort of callous disregard for human life, even after birth, has become a hallmark of the liberal elites that permeate our institutions of higher learning. What is new is this attempt to present a fact-free, fantastical account of reality as an uncontroverted fact that everyone must pretend to accept or else.

 

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In speaking about the killing of a baby in the womb, Prof. Bridges repeatedly said things like, “I think that the person with the capacity for pregnancy has value, and they should have the ability to control what happens.”

 

To speak of mothers as “the person with the capacity of pregnancy” is deranged. But this is what is being demanded of all of us. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) clashed with the new gender ideology golden statue as he tried to probe Prof. Bridges on the matter.

 

HAWLEY: “You’ve referred to people with a capacity for pregnancy. Would that be women?”

 

BRIDGES: “Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy. Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy. There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as nonbinary people who are capable of pregnancy.”

 

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving that Roe is No More

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As the deer pants for the water,

So we have longed to see

Your righteousness restored, oh Lord

With the demise of abortion on demand in our land.

 

This was a seemingly impossible task,

The world told us.

“Abortion is our right,”

They screamed, as millions of babies died.

 

For fifty years Roe hung

Like an evil dark cloud of judgment

While many mocked You and Your Word

As approving of such barbarity.

 

But we, the remnant, had faith in You,

In justice and truth.

We drank the tears of repentance for our nation

And prayed diligently, without ceasing.

 

We hoped in God alone,

Therefore, we know our redemption

Was secured. Those who trust in You

Are never disappointed!

 

Thank You, Father!

Thank You, Jesus, the Son!

Thank You Holy Spirit, for guiding us!

All glory to You.

 

As hard as we have worked,

To see this day of joyful deliverance,

We know it was not our efforts,

But the Lord’s grace. Amen!

 

Grace, grace!

God’s grace!

That grace that pardons and cleanses within,

Grace that is greater than all our sins.

 

Even the great sin of abortion

Melts away— as far as the East is from the West

Your grace removes our transgression

And gives us hope for the future.

 

Now, we pray peace in our land, Lord.

Calm the hearts not set on you,

Let not the Enemy use and abuse

Any more women in the cause of death.

 

Help us to care for all mothers

And their children, born and unborn.

Help us to trust and pray, even more,

Until the day of Your return.

 

Amen.

Justice Restored—Roe Overturned

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“Down goes Roe.” You could almost hear it from inside the U.S. Supreme Court (in that iconic Howard Cosell voice). And just as Cosell said of George Forman, the pro-life movement “is as poised as can be.” Justice demanded an end to Roe. Justice, we got.

 

In a stunning 6-3 masterclass opinion delivered by Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Barrett, with Chief Justice Roberts concurring in judgment (but saying he would not go so far as to overturn Roe and Casey), the Court simply holds: “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

 

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.

 

“The critical question is whether the Constitution, properly understood, confers a right to obtain an abortion,” the Court wrote. First, the Court acknowledges the obvious, “The Constitution makes no express reference to a right to obtain an abortion,” and turns at once to the many theories that have been offered throughout the years to manipulate the constitutional text and read a right to abortion into the Constitution. “Roe held that the abortion right is part of a right to privacy that springs from the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” the Court explains. Casey shifted that and “grounded its decision solely on the theory that the right to obtain an abortion is part of the ‘liberty’ protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.”  Still, others tried the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

 

It is refreshing to see the Court refuse to play the usual pro-abortion games in law and instead conclude, “regulations and prohibitions of abortion are governed by the same standard of review as other health and safety measures.” …

 

Please, click here to read the rest of this column as featured on American Thinker.

Historic Decision! Victory for Human Rights and Life in Dobbs Decision

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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]
571-420-2488

Victory for Human Rights and Life in Dobbs Decision
CWA’s historic fight to protect life moves to the state level

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA) praised the U.S. Supreme Court for their recognition of the grave error of imposing the Court’s view of abortion policy on the nation by judicial fiat.  SCOTUS issued their opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization; in a 6-3 decision, the Court overturned the wrongfully decided Roe v. Wade decision and sent the battle to protect life back to the states.

 

“Today was a huge victory for human rights and life,” said Penny Young Nance, President and CEO of CWA Legislative Action Committee. “Concerned Women for America has been working towards this decision for almost 50 years. In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court made it legal to destroy life, a child, in the womb up to birth.  In 2022, the Dobbs decision has allowed the conversation to begin again about what we, as a society, now know about fetal development and what restrictions should be placed on destroying human life in the womb.

 

“Concerned Women for America and Young Women for America leaders and activists are ready to continue the fight for the unborn at the state level and work with legislators to make sure our law reflects the voice of the people through the democratic process. Truly, the pro-life movement’s work has just begun, but this decision is a huge step toward CWA’s goal of making abortion unthinkable.”

 

The court held: “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

 

For interviews or additional information, please contact Katie Everett, Press Secretary at 571-420-2488 or at [email protected].

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org  

 

OUT NOW: Pro-Life Organizations and Advocates are Being Targeted with Special Guest Janet Durig

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Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America is joined by Janet Durig, Executive Director of Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center to discuss the violence and vandalism surrounding the Dobbs case.  Listen to the new episode below. 

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Grasping at Straws on Dobbs

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The boorish left is having a full-blown meltdown over the leaked opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and its impending official release by the United States Supreme Court. Justice Samuel Alito’s unassailable, monumental takedown of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey’s complete lack of constitutional underpinning has them panicked.

 

It is certainly not the result they want. That is the reason for all the screeching, weeping, and gnashing of teeth we have seen in front of the Supreme Court and at the constitutionalist justices’ homes in clear violation of federal law. But the worst part about it is that Roe’s legal reasoning is such a dud that all they are left with is trying to manipulate what they see as the internal soap opera at the Court. Their target, as usual, is Chief Justice Roberts, who they hope can somehow swindle other justices into keeping Roe alive.

 

Politico’s Senior Legal Affairs Reporter Josh Gerstein’s latest “What a Roberts compromise on abortion could look like” is the latest not-so-subtle attempt at this. “It’s a longshot,” says the tagline on the piece, “but court watchers are closely eyeing the chief justice for middle ground on Roe.”

 

Gerstein acknowledges no one wants this middle ground. The pro-abortion side emphatically rejected it at oral arguments. Still, they can dream. Here is how he summarized the feeble argument of this dream opinion: “The central organizing principle for a Roberts opinion is likely to be one he has articulated many times: that the court shouldn’t issue a sweeping decision when a more modest one would do.” …

 

 

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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.