Women Speak out Tour: Abortion is Not Health Care


Susan B. Anthony List Leads Women in Taking Message against Healthcare Legislation  that Funds Abortion Directly to Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ On Monday, January 11, 2010 the Susan B. Anthony List will launch a nine-city tour and national pro-life grassroots mobilization effort in the home districts of Members of Congress with the message that “abortion is NOT health care.”  Pro-life activists at the local and national levels will join forces to encourage all Americans to call Members of Congress voicing their opposition to this measure that will fund abortion with tax dollars.  The press tour coincides with a Susan B. Anthony List-funded effort to mobilize tens of thousands of pro-life constituents with patch-through calls to their local district offices and a $45,000 radio ad campaign.

WHO:      -Marilyn Musgrave, Director, Votes Have Consequences Project, Susan B. Anthony List, and former Member of Congress from Colorado
-Local pro-life women leaders in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana

WHAT:    Women Speak Out: Abortion is NOT Health Care media tour and national pro-life mobilization campaign.   

Press Tour: The press tour will visit nine towns in three states over the course of three days.  Musgrave will join local pro-life women leaders in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and Erie), Ohio (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Youngstown), and Indiana (Indianapolis, South Bend, and Terre Haute).  The events will be held outside select district offices and in metropolitan areas near the districts of the following Members of Congress who voted in favor of the Stupak Amendment:  Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-04), Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03), Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-14), Rep. John Murtha (PA-12), Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-17), Rep. John Boccieri (OH-16), Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH-01), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Rep. Zack Space (OH-18), Rep Charlie Wilson (OH-06), Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN-02), Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN-08) and Rep. Baron Hill (IN-09).

National Pro-Life Mobilization: Pro-Life organizations nationwide are joining the Susan B. Anthony List the single largest effort to mobilize activists both in the target states and nationwide since the health care reform battle began.  Organizations mobilizing grassroots activists to contact district offices throughout the week by telephone and in person to say abortion is not health care include: Susan B. Antony List, Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Catholic Vote, Campaign for Working Families, 40 Days for Life, Concerned Women for America, Students for Life of America, Americans United for Life, Heartbeat International and CareNet.

WHEN:    January 11 – 13, 2010

WHY:    Marilyn Musgrave states, “The health care fight is far from over, and pro-life Americans nationwide are speaking out to say that abortion is not health care.  There are many principled pro-life Democrats in Congress who have already voted to defend women and unborn children.  We are thankful for their leadership.  Unfortunately their efforts were undermined in the Senate under the false premise of ‘compromise.’  The Senate health care bill allows government-funded abortion, period.  On behalf of millions of pro-life Americans, we urge pro-life Democrats in the House to stand firm, to respect the consciences of taxpayers and oppose health care reform legislation that funds abortion on-demand.” 

INFO:     For more information on individual press tour stops or to schedule interviews with Marilyn Musgrave or Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, please contact Joy Yearout at 703-380-6674 or email [email protected].

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 280,000 residing in all 50 states, 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.  

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