FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 202-223-8073
Multi-State “Summer of Life” Campaign Raises Awareness of Legislation to Limit Abortions After 20 Weeks, or 5 Months
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26, national pro-life groups Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council Action, and Concerned Women for America will kick off the multi-state “Summer of Life” tour in Denver, Colorado. The campaign will bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to limit abortions after 5 months – or more than halfway through pregnancy. The bill is currently being blocked in the U.S. Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid and his allies including Senator Mark Udall.
Colorado Event: Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
- Former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (CO-4), Susan B. Anthony List
- Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America
- Debra Chaves, Colorado Family Action Foundation
- Michael Norton, Alliance Defending Freedom
- Tina Whittington, Executive VP of Students for Life
- Lynn Grandon, Archdiocese of Denver & Women’s Lighthouse Center
“The United States is currently only one of seven countries, including China and North Korea, to allow abortion on demand after 5 months. That’s more than halfway through pregnancy,” said Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List Vice President of Government Affairs. “Last summer the U.S. House took action by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Unfortunately that legislation has languished in the U.S. Senate, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his allies like Senator Mark Udall have refused to even allow a vote. The SBA List is proud to partner with this pro-life coalition to draw attention to Senator Udall’s refusal to stand up for babies capable of feeling pain and their mothers.”
The Summer of Life tour continues with additional stops this week in North Carolina and Arkansas, where Sens. Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor have also refused to support the legislation.
The U.S. House passed companion legislation in June 2013 by a vote of 228-196. The Senate bill introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has 40 cosponsors. National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are 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 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.