FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 13, 2014
CWALAC Applauds Members of the Senate for Calling for a Vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S.1670
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, applauds today’s Senate members who called for a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S.1670. Penny Nance, CWALAC’s CEO and President, hailed the action as an essential step forward in the process to protect preborn babies:
“Americans widely support enacting legislation that protects women and limits abortion after five months, when babies can feel pain. It’s disappointing that this issue is being used as a tool by those who place their political agenda above doing what is morally right. Their constituents sent them to Washington to uphold common sense principles like the health of women and fighting the inhumane treatment of unborn children.
“The ‘fear’ of this legislative issue somehow damaging their political careers is no excuse to ignore the voice of the American people. Polling from Quinnipiac shows that 62 percent support legislation protecting unborn babies beginning at 20 weeks.
“A study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute has shown that the United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks, or when an unborn baby feels pain. The other countries include; China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands. It’s time Congress, especially Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), acknowledges that a call to moral principle trumps a party agenda.
“The House of Representatives has already listened to the American people and taken action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 1797. It’s time for Senate leadership to stop obstructing the will of the people.”
If you would like an interview with Penny Nance, or a CWALAC spokesperson, please contact Alison Howard at [email protected] or 202-266-4816.
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation.
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