FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
House GOP Unveils a Pro-Life ‘Commitment to America’ Plan
Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. House Republican leadership including U.S. Reps. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Steve Scalise (LA-01), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) unveiled their “Commitment to America” agenda, a plan that includes a pledge to protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) last week introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act, federal legislation to limit abortion after 15 weeks, a point by which science reveals unborn children can feel pain.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America president Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the plan, saying:
“We thank Republican House Leadership for their ‘Commitment to America’ plan that recognizes Congress has a role to play in protecting unborn children and their mothers from the horror of abortion,” said Dannenfelser. “Republican leadership has consistently championed the need for Congress to enact federal limits on abortion. This commitment reaffirms that much work remains at the federal and state level to save lives across the country.
“The ‘Commitment to America’ sharply contrasts with the radical Democratic Party agenda under President Biden – abortion on demand until birth, including late-term abortions when unborn babies can feel excruciating pain, paid for by the taxpayer. When pressed, Democrat House and Senate candidates can’t name a single limit on abortion they would support. While the majority of Americans support commonsense, compassionate limits on abortion, extremist Democrats’ policies put us in the company of China and North Korea.
“It is time to modernize our laws. We thank our GOP allies for their ongoing defense of women and the unborn and call on all pro-life Republicans and Democrats to build consensus for enacting the will of the people at the federal level.”
The SBA Pro-Life America and WSO PAC field team has boots on the ground in key battleground states to educate voters about Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion policies. This election cycle, SBA Pro-Life America and its affiliated entities plan to spend $78 million to protect life across America. This includes reaching eight million voters across battleground states – four million directly at their doors – to educate them on key issues and win pro-life majorities in the U.S. House and Senate.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.