|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2019
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley | [email protected] | 202-223-8073
ON-SITE CONTACT: Anna Higgins | [email protected] | 202-384-6657
Susan B. Anthony List and Florida Family Policy Council Will Host Rally April 3 at the Historic Capitol in Tallahassee
Washington, D.C. – Grassroots activists led by the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and the Florida Family Policy Council will hold a rally Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. on the front steps of the Historic Capitol in Tallahassee to support two pro-life bills that have been introduced in the 2019 session of the Florida legislature.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to stop late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy – a point when science shows unborn children can feel pain – has been introduced in the Florida legislature by Senator Joe Gruters and Representative Tommy Gregory (SB 0558 and HB 1345, respectively).
Senator Kelli Stargel and Representative Erin Grall have introduced a bill (SB 1774 and HB 1335) that would require a minor obtain parental consent in order to get an abortion. The bill would also increase the penalty for the crime of infanticide from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony.
Speakers at the rally will include former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs; Bill Bunkley, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Inc.; Representative Mel Ponder, Representative Tommy Gregory and Representative Erin Grall.
WHAT: Rally to support pro-life legislation
WHO: Representative Mel Ponder
Representative Tommy Gregory
Representative Erin Grall
Former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs
Bill Bunkley, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Inc.
Grassroots pro-life activists led by SBA List and Florida Family Policy Council
WHEN: Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Front steps of the Historic Capitol
400 S. Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
SBA List is partnering with the Florida Family Policy Council and Pensacola-based attorney and lobbyist Anna Higgins of Walker Strategies, LLC to advance these bills, the groups’ top pro-life legislative priorities in the state. Polling released last month by SBA List shows that three in four Florida voters – including large majorities of Democrats, Independents, women, and self-described pro-choice voters – support the legislation.
SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 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.