FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674
National & State-Based Pro-life Groups to Mobilize Pro-Lifers Nationwide with ‘Protect the Court’ Coalition Effort
Washington, D.C. – National and state-based pro-life groups today launched the Protect the Court coalition to rally around pro-life Senators as they hold firm in ensuring that the American people, not President Obama and his pro-abortion allies, get a say in who fills Justice Scalia’s vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Pro-life groups are mobilizing the grassroots at www.ProtectTheCourt.com where activists can send an immediate message to their U.S. Senators. The initial coalition includes: Concerned Women for America, Iowa Right to Life, March for Life, Priests for Life, Students for Life of America, and Susan B. Anthony List.
The coalition will expand in the coming days and will include other grassroots activities, including a rapid response team and nationwide and state-based webcasts.
A joint statement from the coalition is on the website:
“President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. A Justice Garland replacing Justice Scalia would move the Court dramatically to the pro-abortion position. How do we know? Because President Obama and the abortion lobby wouldn’t have it any other way. Anyone he nominates will join the voting bloc on the Court that consistently upholds abortion on-demand. Even The New York Times reported that “A Supreme Court with Merrick Garland Would Be the Most Liberal in Decades,” and America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has signaled their support for him. President Obama should NOT be permitted one last opportunity to stack the Court with pro-abortion Justices. Instead, the people should have a say this November, and the next President should fill this important vacancy.”
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.