Press Call: Senators Graham, Ernst & SBA List Discuss Upcoming Senate Vote on Five-Month Abortion Limit

January 25, 2018
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
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SBA List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser to Discuss Impact on 2018 Midterms

 Washington, D.C.  – Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser will be joined by U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joni Ernst to discuss the upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Known as “Micah’s Law” in honor of Micah Pickering, who was born prematurely at twenty weeks (22 weeks gestation) in 2012, this legislation would protect unborn children from late-term abortion after five months, more than halfway through pregnancy, a point by which science shows they can feel pain. The U.S. Senate will vote on Monday on the bill, which passed the House of Representatives last year by a vote of 237 to 189.

Polling data commissioned by SBA List and made widely available last fall shows that large majorities of voters in 2018 Senate battleground states support legislation limiting abortion after five months, and a majority or plurality of those voters would be less likely to support a Senator who voted to allow late-term abortion.

WHAT:         Press Call to discuss upcoming Senate vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection and impact of the vote on 2018 midterm races

WHEN:          Thursday, January 25th at 3:00 PM Eastern

WHERE:      ***RSVP to [email protected] for call-in information***

WHO:           Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
, Lead bill sponsor
                        U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill co-sponsor

“Last week President Trump called on the U.S. Senate to get this compassionate, common sense legislation to his desk. It is high time we get the United States off the list of only one in seven nations worldwide to allow abortion after five months,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The bill has passed the House – in a win for basic human decency. Monday’s Senate vote will force vulnerable pro-abortion Senators up in 2018 to either stand with their pro-life constituents and vote for this bill, or stand with the extreme abortion lobby and vote in favor of late-term abortion on-demand. This is not a vote that Senator Claire McCaskill or any Senator running in a state carried by President Trump wants to have.”

Voter support for the legislation is especially high among millennials (78 percent), African-Americans (70 percent), and Hispanics (57 percent). Several national polls have found that as many as 51 percent of Democrats support limiting abortion after twenty weeks.

President Donald Trump has made four key commitments to the pro-life movement, including signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law.

Susan B. Anthony List and its connected super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. 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 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.



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