Pro-life Groups Support Pitts for Committee Chair

Over at, Guest blogger and SBA List Staff Writer Maura Butler writes:

GOP House leadership will likely appoint Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) as Chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.  Despite a recent pledge to uphold the sanctity of human life, Congressman Upton has a mixed voting record. 

As a response to this appointment, multiple pro-life groups have called for the appointment of pro-life leader and hero Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser posted this on Red State today:

It is critical that the Energy and Commerce Committee reflect the values of the pro-life American majority that sent a freshman class to Congress with marching orders to end all federal funding of abortion.

That’s why it is absolutely crucial that Rep. Joe Pitts — champion in the fight against abortion in health care and many other pro-life battles — is named chairman of its Subcommittee on Health.
This gateway committee has jurisdiction over life and death policies affecting unborn children.

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