FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
CIANA Protects Young Girls from Violence of Abortion and Promotes Parental Involvement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) thanked Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in advance of the introduction of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) which prohibits the transportation of minors across state lines for abortion in order to evade parental involvement laws.
“The Susan B. Anthony List applauds Senator Rubio and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen for their leadership in protecting young girls from the violence of abortion and promoting parental involvement,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Today, schools most notify and obtain consent from parents before children receive aspirin. It is ludicrous that parents would be prevented from involvement in decision making about an invasive and life-changing surgery like abortion.
“Senator Rubio and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen are consistent pro-life advocates. They understand that the pro-life movement seeks to protect and serve both mother and child. CIANA does precisely that by preserving the link between parents and children and protecting vulnerable young girls from predators who seek to cover up their crimes by procuring abortions for their victims. We call on both chambers to protect children and support this legislation.”
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen has been a defender of life since first being elected in 1989. She introduced CIANA in the last three sessions of Congress.
During his rebuttal to the State of the Union address, Senator Rubio reminded Americans that our nation “is exceptional because we believe that every life, at every stage, is precious.” Last year, Rubio rallied pro-life supporters as the keynote for SBA List’s fifth annual Campaign for Life Gala in Washington, D.C., saying that the country “can never truly become what it fully was intended to be unless it deals with [abortion] squarely…it’s that important.”
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated 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.