Pro-life groups are putting together a multi-state press conference for next week to expose how three U.S. senators support late-term abortions. The three lawmakers — Mark Udall in Colorado, Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Mark Pryor in Arkansas — all have pro-abortion voting records.
What’s worse, none of them are sponsors of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel intense pain.
Next week, the national pro-life groups Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List are organizing the multistate “Summer of Life” campaign to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“The legislation, which would limit abortions after 5 months, more than halfway through pregnancy, has wide spread support and was passed in the House over a year ago. The opportunity now falls to the Senate. That opportunity has been stonewalled by Majority Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and other Democrats who refuse to support the bipartisan measure,” the groups say.
They want to point out how Reid is protecting these vulnerable pro-abortion senators by making it so they don’t have to cast a public vote against the bill before the elections.
“It is time that the law reflects our society’s desire to protect the innocent,” said Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President Penny Nance. “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was already passed in the House. The next step is allowing a fair debate in the deliberative body on the issue of late-term abortion in this country. While all abortions pose physical and psychological risks for the woman, medical risks from abortion increase markedly as pregnancy progresses, including the risk of death.”
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The following is a list of the press event sin each state and who will participate.
Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, V.P of Gov. Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List
Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
Michael Norton, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Sarah Zagorski, Executive Director, Colorado Citizens for Life
Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sen. Kay Hagan’s office at 1520 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee
David and Jason Benham, Founders of Benham Companies
Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition & Susan B. Anthony List
Tina Whittington, Students for Life of America
Friday, August 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Rotunda of the State Capital, 500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201
Josh Duggar, Executive Director, Family Research Council Action
Jerry Cox, President, Arkansas Family Policy Council
Laurie Lee, Activist, Susan B. Anthony List
Alice Stewart, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee & Radio Host