FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674
WSO PAC pledges to expose Senators Hagan, Pryor, and Landrieu
Washington, D.C – This afternoon Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, blasted Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for voting for S.2578. The legislation, which sought to undo the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, would force business owners with deeply held religious beliefs to pay for abortion-inducing drugs for their employees. The bill failed to move forward.
“Senate Democrats and a few wayward Republicans just voted against religious freedom for their constituents and all Americans. It’s a radical vote. This bill would pave the way for taxpayer funding of almost all abortions as ‘preventive services,’” said Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Contraception is widely available. There is no bogey man or woman fighting to change that. In backing this legislation, Senators Hagan, Pryor, and Landrieu stand with the abortion lobby, not the people who elected them.”
“Women Speak Out PAC already has more than 200 activists on the ground working to expose Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, and Mark Pryor for their extreme abortion position. From now until Election Day we will be urging voters to oppose those candidates who not only fail to stand up for unborn children and women, but also religious freedom – the very bedrock of our nation.”
The Susan B. Anthony List and Women Speak Out PAC are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.