Sen. Graham, Pro-Life Coalition to Pres. Candidates: ‘Come to Iowa With No National Pro-Life Plan? Then You’re Out’

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2023
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) along with leaders from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, Family Research Council and The FAMiLY Leader delivered a sharp charge to Republican presidential hopefuls during a pro-life town hall alongside activists in Iowa. Together, the group sent a powerful message to any Republican presidential candidates

“If you want to be the nominee of the Republican party, carry our banner, you’ve got to give a clear, concise, logical answer on the pro-life issue…and if you can’t do that, maybe you shouldn’t be in the race. This is a defining moment in the Republican party. Let it be said that Iowa insists on leadership,” Sen. Graham stated.

FAMiLY Leader CEO and Iowan Bob Vander Plaats gave candidates a blueprint: “Be like Iowa Gov. Reynolds”, who boldly took on former chair of Planned Parenthood Fred Hubbell.

According to the group, Republicans should not be scared to speak clearly and candidly about the need for both a state and national role and why a national minimum standard of protecting babies, when they can feel pain at 15 weeks, is critical to combat Democrat extremism.

“Our Democratic colleagues have introduced legislation in Washington that would create a national standard to overrule every state law…it would allow abortion on demand, taxpayer funded literally up to the moment of birth,” shared Sen. Graham. “You should want to talk about abortion, not be afraid of it. If you can’t talk about this, you’re not going to do well.”

According to recent polling cited by Sen. Graham, 77% of Americans agree with pro-life protections by 15 weeks when science shows a baby can feel pain in the womb. And six in 10 voters support Congress passing a 15-week protective law.

Together, the coalition sent a shot across the bow to all Republican presidential candidates headed to Iowa not to come without a clear national pro-life plan.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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