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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Major Pro-Life Event Tonight: Stop the Abortion Mandate Webcast at 9:00pm EST

The Susan B. Anthony List announces the following event:

Event Details---

Who: Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List will join prominent pro-life leaders, including Father Frank Pavone, Dr. James Dobson, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), and representatives from pro-life organizations nationwide.

What: Pro-Life Grassroots Webcast to educate Americans about the nexus between abortion and health care reform.

When: Thursday, July 23, 2009
9:00 – 10:00 PM EST. Marjorie will speak at 9:18PM EST.
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Radio-quality recordings will be available for download on Friday, July 24, 2009.

Why: Draft versions of health care reform legislation in both the House and Senate lack language to explicitly exclude an abortion mandate. Without the addition of clarifying language – similar to the longstanding Hyde Amendment – Americans will be forced to subsidize abortion on-demand.

Dannenfelser states, "This week President Obama acknowledged the longstanding tradition of excluding abortion coverage from government-funded health care programs. When we find longstanding policies like limiting taxpayer funds for abortion, we know political common ground has been achieved. Yet both the House and Senate versions of health care reform legislation seek to undo this commonsense policy. Without language to explicitly exclude an abortion mandate, the legislation will result in Americans footing the bill for abortion on-demand in the largest expansion of government-backed abortion since Roe v. Wade. Pro-Life Americans everywhere need to make their voice heard to stop this abortion mandate and press for health care that honors both mother and child."

For more information about the event, to obtain radio-quality recordings, or to schedule an interview to discuss abortion and health care reform with Ms. Dannenfelser, please contact Joy Yearout at 703-380-6674 or email

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