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Supreme Leak— A Law Clerk’s Perspective

By | Dobbs, Legal, News and Events, SCOTUS | No Comments

By Alexandra McPhee, CWA’s Director of Government Relations

 

Working as a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia remains one of the greatest experiences of my personal and professional life. I had the privilege to work under the tutelage of Justice D. Arthur Kelsey and learned immensely from his wealth of experience. I especially enjoyed the fellowship and the opportunity to learn with my co-clerks, who were women deeply committed to their faith and to their clerkship duties.

 

I thought of them as I processed the news of the unethical leak of the Dobbs decision at the United States Supreme Court this week. I remember the great weight I felt as a clerk for the responsibility that I and all judicial employees had to protect confidentiality within the court. Throughout my clerkship and for a period after it, the court set the high expectation to refrain from behaving in any manner that undermined public perception of the court’s impartiality. That included disclosure of any nonpublic information or internal deliberations. This is crucial to the proper administration of justice.

 

It saddens me that the recent events brought U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to a point of referring to a “betrayal” within the Court. He is right, of course. It is inexcusable. The leaker accomplished absolutely nothing. He or she hurts their cause and the institution of the Court.

 

Maybe this person thought that the benefit of fleeting press coverage outweighed the cost of long-term broken trust. Worse yet, perhaps they sought to intimidate the very justices and institution they serve. As result, the American people are being thrust into unfair speculation and innuendo that have the potential to undermine justice for years to come.

 

That is not to take anything away from this important decision that looks like it will go the right way, that is, according to proper constitutional standards. Abortion is a tragedy every time. The judicial stranglehold on pro-life legislation has enabled the destruction of more than 62 million unborn lives since the Court decision in Roe v. Wade that erroneously created a constitutional right to abortion.

 

That is why it is time for Roe to go. Its reversal will once again give proper meaning to the words engraved above the Court’s front entrance: “Equal Justice Under Law.”

 

One of the unofficial slogans at Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the Book of Esther’s use of “for such a time as this.” It was a call for Queen Esther to consider whether she had been placed in that specific place and time to bring about the change that could save her people. She received the prompt in circumstances where her obedience meant risking her life, much less her livelihood.

 

We believe the Lord has given us the same prompt today regarding deliverance for the unborn. Women like CWA founder Beverly LaHaye—who took on the challenge to answer God’s call and speak for the unborn—know that there is a price to pay. The hundreds of thousands of conservative women across this country who support us today understand the risk of speaking truth in today’s day and age. They understand that this week’s breach of trust is disheartening, but they are resolute. They have worked for such a time as this.

 

Nothing can interrupt the divine plan for justice for the unborn or the women that the Lord is willing to use to see that end.

Urgent: Dangerous Abortion Bill Moving in California

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Last week, I was proud to join with many of our Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California Prayer Action Chapter Leaders and members to oppose the egregious pro-abortion bill, AB 2223. We prayed for the California Legislature, lobbied the Assembly Health Committee, and met with our own district assembly members. The heartfelt civic engagement at the California State Capitol was powerful. 

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) strongly opposes AB 2223. Under the guise of “reproductive health,” this bill decriminalizes killing babies in or out of the womb based on the “perinatal” language. The bill harms children in the womb, threatens those born alive, and will have a chilling effect on the investigation of infant deaths.

AB 2223 passed out of the Assembly Health Committee and now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for a vote. AB 2223 will go to the Assembly floor for the full Assembly vote if it passes out of the Appropriations Committee.  

ACT TODAY!
Please contact your State Assembly Member through our Action Center HERE and urge them to defend life and oppose AB 2223. Now is the time to act and make a difference!

Would you make three phone calls and say thank you?

Just three out of 15 assembly members on the Assembly Health Committee voted against AB 2223. Would you call their offices and thank them for representing our values and defending the sanctity of life?

  1. Frank Bigelow (R-District 5), 916-319-2005
  2. Heath Flora (R-District 12) 916-319-2012
  3. Marie Waldron (R-District 75), 916-319-2075

Prayer: Psalm 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.” Dear Lord, we pray for the California Legislature to seek truth. Convict their hearts and transform their minds with your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action!

Marlo Tucker
State Director

TODAY! Ask your Representative to sign the Discharge Petition for H.R. 426

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

ACTION: Ask your Representative to sign the Discharge Petition for H.R. 426, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act!

Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are under threat. Decades of progress following the 1972 passage of Title IX will soon be reversed as the NCAA and Biden Administration move to undermine the fair playing field for females—all to accommodate and prioritize males identifying as females in athletics.
 
H.R. 426 would prohibit federally funded athletic programs from permitting males to participate in female sports and specify that sex is based on biology. Courageous members in the U.S. House of Representatives have filed a discharge petition to force the bill out of committee and on to the House floor for a vote. A successful petition requires the signatures of 218 members, which is a majority of the House. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. Congress must show young women and girls that its protections still hold true in 2022. H.R. 426 would bring much-needed hope and ensure that girls’ sports are for girls only.

Please email, call, or tweet your representative through our Action Center HERE and urge him or her to stand strong alongside our girls. This issue is nonpartisan. Our daughters and granddaughters deserve better.

To see if your representative has signed the petition, click HERE.

Christian Women: United in Identity as Daughters of the King

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By Andrea Silvera, YWA Ambassador, North Carolina

Given that April is both Autism Awareness Month and Faith Month, here are some reflections on the moral issues of our day from the perspective of an autistic, Christian woman. I will be focusing on gender identity as it is a pressing issue for women and the autistic community especially.

Among autistic females, one of the main challenges they consistently experience is the societal pressure to conform to traditional gender roles or stereotypes, whether that be in their wardrobe, hobbies, interests, or behavior. There is a growing body of evidence that being autistic increases the likelihood of not identifying with one’s biological sex and therefore buying into the radical left’s push to reject the two biological gender classifications. One explanation for this is that autistics tend not to place as much importance on categorizing people according to certain characteristics, and this includes gender. A study published in 2016 by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders suggests that the conflict between an autistic and feminine identity could be one potential influence on the elevated rates of gender dysphoria and “non-binary gender identities” among autistic females.

I have personally experienced this, but I have found that God’s design for the sexes (male and female He created them (Genesis 5:2, Matthew 19:4)) is good and true because of the coherence and variety ordained in all His creation.

There is an ancient philosophical problem called “the one and the many,” which considers the relationship between unity (one) and diversity (many).[1] Using cats to illustrate, there is both unity and diversity present because while they all belong to the class of cats, each cat is different from one another. This raised the questions of why there is anything in common between the many cats and why differences among cats exist even though they all fall under the category of cats.

The nature of God can provide insights into this dilemma. As Christians, we believe in a Triune God. He is one God (unity), but also three persons (diversity) in that one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each one with unique functions. Thus, God gives us that beautiful picture of unity in diversity.

That picture is reflected in His blueprint for human biology. There are only two sexes, equal in value and dignity, as precious creatures made in His image, yet innumerable diversity, and a glorious beauty in our many differences as individuals.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12, NIV).

It is unfortunate that our society has adopted an unbiblical and unscientific view of sex and “gender.” On the one hand, when a distorted focus is placed on unity among women, it can lead to unnecessarily rigid (extra Biblical) gender stereotypes, which in turn erases the wonderful diversity of God’s creation even among women. On the other hand, redefining womanhood (to the extent that a biological male could belong to the class of women) to foster “diversity” obliterates our unity and what makes us unique as women, distinct from men.

God has already established true unity among women by creating them all as biological females, and yet each different from one another, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, personality, vocation in life, and the gifts that God has bestowed on each of us.

As Christian women, we are also united in our identity in Christ as daughters of the King, and I praise the Lord for such His awesome and perfect design.


[1] Vern S. Poythress, Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach. (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2015), 29.

Texas: Help Us Ensure Election Integrity in 2022

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The 2022 elections are upon us, and we need your help to ensure that every eligible vote counts in Texas! Here are ways to engage:

  1. Serve as challengers and watchers during early voting and on Election Day. Download the Poll Watcher’s Guide to read about the basic rights and responsibilities of poll watchers.  (Poll watchers can be acting on behalf of a candidate, political party, or opponent or proponent of a ballot measure; must be a qualified elector from the jurisdiction; can’t be a felon, candidate, public official or related within the second degree of consanguinity to an election judge/clerk at the site; maximum of seven per early voting site and two per Election Day voting site. (V.T.C.A., Election Code §33.031))
  1. Serve as poll workers. Learn how to become a poll worker here. Register for the online poll worker training here. Use can also use the poll worker lookup tool to find information on being a poll worker in your community, including requirements, hours, pay, training, and more.
  1. Ensure Texans are registered to vote. We have made it easy for you. Download our Conducting a Voter Registration Drive: Instructions and helpful tips.
  1. Be an informed voter by checking out CWALAC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress – First Session and iVoterGuide. 

Other helpful links:

Election Dates
Primary Election
March 1, 2022 – Election date

Primary Runoff Election
April 25, 2022 – Last Day to Register to Vote
May 13, 2022 – Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
May 16, 2022 – First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance  
May 20, 2022 – Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance   
May 24, 2022 – Primary Runoff Election

General Election
October 11, 2022 – Last Day to Register to Vote
October 24, 2022 – First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
October 28, 2022 – Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
November 4, 2022 – Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
November 8, 2022 – Election Date

Additional information on election dates.

Thank you for making a difference in Texas!

Ann Hettinger
State Director

Join Us at the Virginia March for Life 2022

By | Virginia | No Comments

Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia and thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state at the Fourth Annual Virginia March for Life in Richmond on Wednesday, April 27.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time:
11:00 a.m.—Virginia March for Life Rally begins
Noon—Virginia March for Life begins
Where: The rally will be held on the Virginia Capitol Building steps, 1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219-3673.
Signs: We encourage you to bring life-affirming homemade signs.

I hope you will make plans to attend. It is crucial that we come together and visually represent God’s unconditional love for life!

Teresa Pregnall
State Director

Wrapping Up the South Dakota Legislative Session

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CWA of South Dakota Spring Newsletter Now Online

January 11, 2022, was the opening day of the South Dakota legislative session. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Dakota State Director Linda Schauer and Legislative Liaison Lisa Gennaro represented your interests as volunteer lobbyists at the Capitol in Pierre.
 
On-the-ground lobbying efforts combined with grassroots prayer and action are the key to upholding God-ordained family values. Contained in the Spring newsletter are highlights of some of the bills with which CWA Legislative Action Committee was involved. 

Links are provided to the bills, including the votes, so you may check how your legislators voted.
 
If you have questions, please feel free to call Linda at (605) 380-6914 or email her at [email protected].
 
Click here to read our 2022 Spring Newsletter. This edition’s articles include:

  • Pro-Life Voices Heard at the Supreme Court
  • CWA of South Dakota in Action! Legislative Session 2022
  • The Case AGAINST Term Limits

Thank you, Encouragers!

A huge thank you to those of you who participated in our Encourage-A-Legislator project. Many of you have received thank you notes from your legislator. One day during the session, I heard a legislator reading his postcard on the House floor, indicating the wisdom needed as he casts his vote. You are appreciated!

Governor Issues Executive Order

With the defeat of HB1337 in the legislature, Gov. Kristi Noem (Republican) signed Executive Order 2022-02, which restricts the teaching of Critical Race Theory in K-12 education in South Dakota.

“Political indoctrination has no place in our classrooms,” said Gov.Noem. “Our children will not be taught that they are racists or that they are victims, and they will not be compelled to feel responsible for the mistakes of their ancestors. We will guarantee that our students learn America’s true and honest history – that includes both our triumphs and our mistakes.”

Read the entire Executive Order here.

The Future of Female Sports in Missouri – It Depends on You!

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By a 6-3 vote, the Senate Education Committee voted SB781, the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” out of committee. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri and Young Women for America testified in favor of the bill. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Moon (R-District 29), is now in the full Senate. You can read more about SB781 here.

The “Save Women’s Sports Act” (SB781) will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

Since 2021, almost every state has attempted to protect female athletes. Fourteen states have passed bills into law to protect women’s sports. Sadly, far-left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate members of the Missouri General Assembly from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

ACT TODAY! Please contact your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.

Please pray for your state senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection. Pray for the bill sponsor, Sen. Mike Moon, as he leads the fight on this issue. Pray that he will remain strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks.

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Bev Ehlen
State Director

Battle Continues to Save Women’s Sports-Calls Needed!

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After eight hours of debate and a volume of amendments, H. 4608, the Save Women’s Sports Act, passed the South Carolina House by a bipartisan vote of 82-28. The bill is now in the South Carolina Senate and is expected to be debated very soon. With the legislative session starting to wind down, we need your help to get this bill over the finish line.

Far-left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate legislators from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts! 

The “Save Women’s Sports Act” will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

Action Item #1: Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports for all female athletes, including college athletes. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.  

Action Item #2: Please contact Sen. Majority Leader Shane Massey (R-District 25) and urge him to bring the Save Women’s Sports Act to the floor for a vote. Ask him to ensure the bill continues to have collegiate protections. (803) 212-6330Online Contact Form

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports. 

Please pray for your State Senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection. Pray also that the legislators leading on this issue would stand strong and that God would give them wisdom and discernment.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

Madison Rainey
State Director

Calls Needed to Protect Female Sports in Louisiana

By | Louisiana | No Comments

SB44, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, passed out of the Senate Education Committee and is now in the full Senate. Far-left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate legislators from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports. 

Please pray for your State Senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection.

Anchored in Christ,
Laura Huber
State Director

Women’s Sports Bill Moves to Senate! Action Needed Today!

By | Pennsylvania | No Comments

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.”  Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania continues to be your voice at the Capitol on this very important issue, and we were present for the vote. You can read my press release here and more about HB 972 here.

The bill is now in the Senate. Far-left activists continue to aggressively oppose the bill. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports. 

Please pray for your State Senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection.

From Knees to Feet,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

World Health Organization Promotes Abortion on Demand

By | International, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

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

Female swimmer

Women’s Sports Bill is Moving! Action Needed Today!

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By a 15-9 vote, the House Education Committee voted HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” out of committee, and Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania was present for the vote. The bill now advances to the House floor for a full vote. You can read more about HB 972 here.

Far left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate legislators from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (HB 972) will prohibit biological men from competingon women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Representative through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Please pray for your state representative by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection. Pray for the bill sponsor, Rep. Barbara Gleim, and the co-sponsors of this bill as they lead the fight on this issue. Keep them strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks.

PS: We are hosting our Save Women’s Sport webinar tonight, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. Details about the webinar and the registration link can be found here.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Left picture (L-R): CWA of Pennsylvania State Director, Dilonna Coran, bill sponsor Rep. Barbara Gleim, CWA of Pennsylvania Chapter Coordinator, Kriste Tera.

Right picture (center): bill co-sponsor Rep.Stephanie Borowicz.

 

The Future of Female Sports in Louisiana – It Depends on You!

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“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Last year, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana fought hard on the girls’ sports bill that would have allowed only girls to complete in girls’ sports. The bill passed with bipartisan support, only to be vetoed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. An attempt to override the veto failed.

The fight to save women’s sports in Louisiana is back, and we need your help! SB44, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports, was introduced by Sen. Beth Mizell (R- District 12) and has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee. The chairman and committee members need to hear from you, particularly if you are a constituent of a committee member, about the importance of ensuring girls have a fair playing field in sports.

Take Action:

  1. Contact the members of the Senate Education Committee and ask them to support SB44. The committee members are listed below my signature. If you are a constituent, be sure to let them know.  Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.
  2. Forward this information to family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports.

Please Pray: Pray that Louisiana state senators will not be overcome with timidity and “political correctness” and will handle this issue with positive and fair wisdom for the girls and women of Louisiana.

Anchored in Christ,
Laura Huber
State Director


2022 Senate Education Committee

Nance: We Oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson After She is Unable to Define a Woman

By | News and Events, Press Releases | No Comments

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]
(571) 420-2488

Washington, D.C.— Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the country’s largest public policy organization for women, is asking Senators to oppose the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court after the nominee refused to define what a woman is in a troubling exchange with Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee). Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, had this to say:

“How can we trust a justice to protect women’s rights when she denies the unique dignity of women? According to Judge Brown Jackson, one must be a biologist in order to do that. I’m sorry, but that doesn’t pass the straight-face test.

“The sort of discrimination women are facing right now— with males displacing females from meaningful competition in direct violation of federal law, when the safety concerns of women in prisons and women’s domestic violence shelters are being ignored, when the sexual exploitation of women continues to expand, and so many other issues— demands judges who take women seriously. Judge Brown Jackson showed a complete lack of wisdom and discernment and instead an embrace of gender theory politics when she chose to deny obvious biological differences between men and women.  Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s question was very simple and deserved a direct answer.  The idea of entrusting someone who has trouble identifying women with a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land is ludicrous.  This issue should be nonpartisan. 

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on abortion, in which she claimed to not know when life begins, while she advocates for groups that promote the termination of early life was troubling already. Another red flag was her refusal to own up to her judicial philosophy, and completely unsatisfactory explanation to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) of her record on child pornography cases.   Her lack of clarity on the nature of victimhood, confusing child pornography with the real victims, the children being exploited, is the last straw.

“We gave Judge Brown Jackson a fair hearing, but we cannot in good conscience remain silent. We call on all Senators to oppose this nomination. They should call on President Joe Biden to withdraw Ketanji Brown Jackson and select another nominee. He considered multiple women for this important position; let him pick a woman who at least knows how to define ‘woman.’”

 

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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

YWA at NCAA Women’s Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships

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

Young Women for America (YWA) was your voice on the ground yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia, at Georgia Tech, where a biological male won the 500 free in the NCAA Division 1 WOMEN’S Swimming and Diving Championship.

On the same day, Concerned Women for America filed a formal Civil Rights Complaint under Title IX with the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Pennsylvania for refusing to protect the rights of college female athletes. 

At Georgia Tech, YWA staff, alongside YWA campus leaders from Georgia and Tennessee, cheered on the female athletes competing and showed their support for women’s sports. 

At the Save Women’s Sports press conference, Chloe Satterfield, a student at Georgia Tech, shared from personal experience what it feels like to compete against a biological male in female sports, and that as a Georgia Tech student, it is “so disappointing to see my school enable the NCAA to enforce its dangerous policy. The future of women’s sports is at stake, and I urge the NCAA to rethink its decision, consider the irreversible harm that they inflict on their female athletes because of this policy.”

Macy Petty, an NCAA Division 2 volleyball player at Lee University, spoke from her perspective as a college athlete: “In the rules of volleyball, the men’s net is seven inches higher than the women’s net. This height difference has nothing to do with personality, sexuality, identity, or anything other than biological facts. These seven inches were there for a reason because men are born naturally more athletic, and their sport reflects this.”

Just the day before, Macy testified before the Tennessee House Education Administration Committee on HB 2316, a bill that would prohibit males from participating in public higher education sports that are designated for females. 

Young Women for America will continue to show up for female athletes and boldly advocate that GIRLS’ SPORTS ARE FOR GIRLS ONLY. 

Female swimmer

CWA Files Civil Rights Complaint Against UPenn

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

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]
(571) 420-2488

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against UPenn

Allows male to compete on women’s swim team

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA) filed a formal Civil Rights Complaint under Title IX with the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) for refusing to protect the rights of college female athletes under federal law.

UPenn continues to allow male athletes who identify as women to compete in women’s sports. Lia Thomas (formerly Will Thomas), a Division I swimmer who is biologically male but rostered as a senior on UPenn’s women’s team, has competed throughout the season displacing female teammates in events and shattering pool, league, and national records.

Thomas is anatomically and biologically a male with physical capacities that are different from anatomically and biologically female athletes, which extends an unfair advantage and strips female student-athletes of opportunities afforded to them by law. The complaint also cites reports that Thomas’ own teammates have complained about UPenn allowing a hostile environment to fester in its locker room which has put them in apprehension.

Title IX requires equal educational benefits and opportunities for students, including in athletics, on the basis of sex. The federal law extends to any school receiving federal financial assistance, including public K-12 schools and almost every college and university in America. Thomas was also allowed to compete in the Ivy League Championships as a member of UPenn women’s swimming team and is currently competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, in direct violation of that law.

“The future of women’s sports is at risk and the equal rights of female athletes are being infringed,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America. “We filed a formal civil rights complaint against UPenn in response to this injustice.

“Any school that defies federal civil rights law by denying women equal opportunities in athletic programs, forcing women to compete against athletes who are biologically male must be held accountable.”

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 Concerned Women for America is 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

Nance: Biden’s Priorities are Out of Step with Reality

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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
[email protected]
(571) 420-2488

Biden’s Priorities are Out of Step with Reality

Policies Aimed at Protecting Women Fail

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022, legislation passed by Congress as part of a massive government spending package.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Concerned Women for America (CWA)’s grassroots supporters across the country, opposes this effort to update VAWA because it fails women. For over 40 years, CWALAC has championed the privacy and safety rights of women, supporting causes for justice and assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and domestic violence. This VAWA renewal focuses on all the wrong priorities, such as:

  • erasing in several instances the word “women,”
  • prioritizing funding for unspecified groups of people who self-identify with a particular “sexual orientation” or “gender identity,”
  • sex education recommendations for schools,
  • funding that leaves an open door to abortion giant Planned Parenthood, a VAWA grant recipient, and
  • millions of dollars in a set-aside for special services for so-called “LGBT” communities and exactly $0 in set-asides for women survivors in rural communities.

VAWA was originally enacted as a government and community response to violent crimes against women. Special interests have since hijacked the program. Current VAWA programs are so extreme that they would require a service provider to ignore a survivor if she speaks up about feeling unsafe residing with a man who identifies as a woman. Since at least 2013, updates to VAWA have undermined the program’s critical mission and shamefully politicize care and recovery for survivors. Women are once again left to hold the bag.

“The deceptive name of this bill fails to identify it’s real effect – the dramatic advancement of gender ideology in federal law, including for the first-time millions in special set-asides for LGBT+ programs in addition to the millions already given to this identity group,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC

“The President’s comments today were stuck in the past and missed the mark on what this law will truly mean for women. I will continue to work on behalf of our more than 500,000 members to keep this Administration accountable for protecting women when it takes action that does the exact opposite.”

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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

Nance: Joe Biden’s Commitment to Diversity Just a Virtue Signal

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President Joe Biden has announced his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and has received widespread acclaim and praise for nominating the first African-American woman to the nation’s highest court. Few have mentioned that in 2005, then-Senator Joe Biden almost single-handedly destroyed the career and reputation of an accomplished, brilliant jurist who also happened to be an African-American woman.

Read the latest piece from Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America‘s CEO and President.