FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2012
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
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SBA List/ADF Model Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA ─ On Wednesday, May 23, pro-life leaders will join State Representative Daryl Metcalf for a press conference supporting the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act. Based on model legislation developed by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Alliance Defense Fund, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act would prioritize state family planning funding to entities that provide comprehensive “whole woman” care, while restricting family planning funds from going to entities that perform abortions such as Planned Parenthood.
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, State Rep. Kathy Rapp, and additional sponsors of the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act
Chuck Donovan, president of the SBA List’s Charlotte Lozier Institute
Pro-life leaders in Pennsylvania including representatives from the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Family Institute, People Concerned for the Unborn Child, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 23, at 10:00 A.M.
State Capitol, Capitol Media Center, N. 3rd and State Streets, Harrisburg, PA
Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of the SBA List, has testified on similar legislation in numerous states, most recently in Arizona and Ohio. On May 4, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
The SBA List has led the charge to defund Planned Parenthood in the states following last year’s Congressional battle, offering state groups and legislators model legislation, expert testimony, and grassroots muscle. In 2011, eight states successfully defunded Planned Parenthood of more than $61.7 million.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.