by Steven Ertelt
April 4, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A coalition of pro-life groups has arranged a lobbying day in Congress specifically for pro-life women. They say that abortion advocacy groups have stolen the "pro-woman" message from pro-life organizations and note that national polls show more women are pro-life than support abortion.
"Groups who support abortion are often considered to be the ‘women’s movement,’ and they want everyone to believe that they represent women," Carol Tobias, of the National Right to Life Committee, told LifeNews.com.
"In an unprecedented effort, sponsored by several pro-life, pro-family organizations, these ‘real’ women will come to Washington to lobby on behalf of women and unborn children," Tobias said.
The free event, called "Real Women’s Voice," will be held on April 27 and will include breakfast, a lobbying training seminar, a press conference with women leaders of the pro-life movement and female lawmakers, and a Capitol Hill reception with pro-life members of Congress.
Recent polls of women’s attitudes on abortion find a majority are pro-life.
A June 2003 poll conducted by the pro-abortion Center for the Advancement of Women found 51% of women took a pro-life position opposing most or all abortions while only 30 percent said it should be generally available.
A September 2003 survey conducted by the Polling Company found 54 percent of women selected one of three different pro-life views opposing all or almost all abortions. Only 39 percent backed abortion.
"Thirty-two years after the two men who founded NARAL sold women abortion as the price to compete with men equally in the workplace, millions of women have paid for legal but lethal abortions with their lives, their health and emotional well-being," Feminists for Life president Serrin Foster told LifeNews.com.
"While smiling faces may grace their website, abortion is nothing to celebrate," Foster explained. "Women like their former president, Kate Michelman know the gut-wrenching truth of abortion, calling it ‘a bad thing.’"
During the event, pro-life women will lobby legislators on judicial nominees, a ban on all forms of human cloning and other issues.
Leading pro-life groups backing the event include, the Susan B. Anthony List, Silent No More Awareness, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, and Family Research Council Action.
Information and registration forms are available at https://www.nrlc.org/WL/Index.html