SBA List in the Headlines – January 22 – 29

The 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion inspired several stories in national and political outlets including, and The Hill mentioning Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser’s first annual State of the Unborn Address.  Directed at the pro-life grassroots, the video address cited increasing popular and political support in its call to capitalize on the “momentum” building behind current pro-life legislation.  Blogger Dave Weigel caught up with Marjorie at the March for Life on the National Mall, noting her positive outlook on getting lifesaving legislation passed in the new pro-life House: “We have 17 pro-life women.  I can’t remember ever having so many.  And I count each one of them as three members!”

Throughout the week, several other national and Christian news outlets echoed the growing sense of momentum within the pro-life movement, with the Baptist Press newswire repeating Marjorie’s predictions in her State of the Unborn address: “The new pro-life House leadership has shown it is dedicated to translating this public opinion into real public policy that saves lives and ends taxpayer funding of abortion.”

Late in the afternoon on Friday, Mike Pence formally announced his decision not to run for President in 2012, leaving the door open for a Senatorial bid.  Marjorie, who was quoted in previous Gannett Wire stories praising Pence’s pro-life credentials, was quoted in the Indiana state paper that broke the news, saying “What I most want is for him to have a long future.  So I’m sure that he’s made a discernment that this is the right move.”

Associated Content from Yahoo: New Excitement in the Pro-Life Movement
Date: Jan 23, 2011        By: E. S. Strapp Should Pence listen to presidential backers?
Date: Jan 23, 2011        By: Maureen Groppe Anti-Abortion Leader Urges Supporters: ‘It’s Time For Us to Flex’ Our Muscle
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Michael Falcone The Note: Spending Showdown: GOP’s Pre-Emptive Strike On Obama’s SOTU
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Michael Falcone and Amy Walter

Canada Free Press: SBA List ‘State of the Unborn’ Calls on Obama to End Tax-Funded Abortion
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Christian Newswire

CBN News: Advocates: Pro Life Issue Gaining Momentum
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: John Jessup—/ : GOP Rep. Joe Pitts: My Side has “Momentum” on Abortion
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Stephanie Condon

The Hill: Democrat Lipinski cuts lone figure at anti-abortion rally
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Julian Pecquet

The Hill: On Roe anniversary, abortion protesters target healthcare law
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Julian Pecquet

Human Events: The March for Life walks before shuttered cameras
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: John Hayward March for Life Hits Obama, Stopping Tax-Funded Abortions
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Steven Ertelt Pro-Life Group to Obama: Oppose Abortion fudning in State of the Union
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Steven Ertelt

Medical News Today: Abortion-Rights Proponents Prepare to Fight House Legislation Seeking To Restrict Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: The Daily Women’s Health Policy Report

Slate: The Pro-Life Freshmen on the March
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: David Weigel

WORLD Magazine: ‘Go babies’
Date: Jan 24, 2011        By: Emily Belz Anti-abortion movement finds renewed energy
Date: Jan 25, 2011        By: Jane Cowan

AOL Politics Daily: Pro-Life Rank Growing, Especially After Philly Abortion Case, Cardinal Says
Date: Jan 25, 2011        By: David Gibson

Christian Post: March for Life Takes on Abortion with Renewed Energy
Date: Jan 25, 2011        By: Stephanie Samuel Should Mike Pence listen to White House backers?
Date: Jan 25, 2011        By: Maureen Groppe

1250 WTMA News Talk: Anti-Abortion Leader Urges Supporters: ‘Time For Us to Flex’ Muscle
Date: Jan 25, 2011        By: WTMA

Christian Today: Australia: Massive turnout in Washington’s march against federal funding of abortion
Date: Jan 26, 2011        By: Stephanie Samuel

Baptist Press: Land: U.S. youth will help overturn Roe
Date: Jan 26, 2011        By: Tom Strode Democrat Rep. Lipinski: there was ‘never any question’ of supporting pro-abort health bill
Date: Jan 26, 2011        By: Kathleen Gilbert

Politico: Tea time without Mike Pence in 2012
Date: Jan 27, 2011        By: Kasie Hunt and David Catanese

Center For Public Integrity Blog: Paper Trail: Potential 2012 GOP Slow to Enlist Big-Dollar Lobbyist Bundlers for Federal Accounts
Date: Jan 28, 2011        By: Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta Pence shuts 1 door, leaves another open
Date: Jan 28, 2011        By: Mary Beth Schneider and Maureen Groppe|head Catholic Health Association now supports bill to stop abortion funding in health law
Date: Jan 28, 2011        By: Patrick B. Craine Marco Rubio Names Veteran Conservative Cesar Conda as Chief of Staff
Date: Jan 29, 2011        By: Kevin Derby

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