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Pro-life Groups Launch Multistate Summer of Life Campaign for Five-Month Abortion Limit

By Penny Nance | August 21, 2014 | 12:38pm EDT

Washington, D.C. - Today, the national pro-life groups Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List announced the launch of a multistate "Summer of Life" campaign to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation, which would limit abortions after 5 months, more than halfway through pregnancy, has wide spread support and was passed in the House over a year ago. The opportunity now falls to the Senate. That opportunity has been stonewalled by Majority Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and other Democrats who refuse to support the bipartisan measure. The rallies will call on Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Mark Udall (D-Colorado), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), Mark Pryor (D-Arizona), and Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) to listen to their constituents and support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1670.

"It is time that the law reflects our society's desire to protect the innocent," said Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President Penny Nance. "The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was already passed in the House. The next step is allowing a fair debate in the deliberative body on the issue of late-term abortion in this country. While all abortions pose physical and psychological risks for the woman, medical risks from abortion increase markedly as pregnancy progresses, including the risk of death."

Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

Featured Speakers:

The Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, V.P of Gov. Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List

Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America

Michael Norton, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sen. Kay Hagan's office at 1520 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

David and Jason Benham, Founders of Benham Companies

Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition & Susan B. Anthony List

Tina Whittington, Students for Life of America

Friday, August 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Rotunda of the State Capital, 500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201

Featured Speakers:

Josh Duggar, Executive Director, Family Research Council Action

Jerry Cox, President, Arkansas Family Policy Council

Laurie Lee, Activist, Susan B. Anthony List

Alice Stewart, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee & Radio Host

The United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks, when an unborn baby feels pain, can acknowledge its mother's voice, hiccup, and grow hair. The other countries include: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.

National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post,  NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the nation's largest public policy women's organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation.

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