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Oct 21, 2014
Top 10 "Wow" Quotes from the New Yorker profile on Marjorie

The New Yorker's in-depth profile on SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser brings you the pro-life and pro-choice movements like you've never seen before.

Author Kelefa Sanneh seeks to answer one question: Can a pro-life platform win elections?

Here's the top 10 inspirational quotes and fun facts you don't want to miss.

10. "Dannenfelser didn’t start out pro-life."

Marjorie Dannenfelser | Photo by Lauren Lancaster

That's right! The president of SBA List "was a pro-choice leader of the College Republicans" at Duke University. "After graduating, she fell in with a crowd of Catholic intellectuals who converted her... to the pro-life cause."

9. Pro-life women politicians destroy the 'War on Women' myth

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

"The S.B.A. List supports politicians who are pro-life and, ideally, female—the better to deflect the old but effective charge that the battle against abortion is necessarily a battle against the half of the population that might potentially undergo one."

8. "The Intensity Gap:" it's why the pro-life movement is winning!

SBA List communications director Mallory Quigley

“When I was really strongly pro-choice, I didn’t go to bed thinking, Oh, my gosh, women can’t be free unless they have abortion; what am I going to do tomorrow?

"Now I’m going to sleep thinking, Oh, my gosh, thirty-eight hundred children are going to die tomorrow. What am I going to do to actually save some of them?” - Marjorie Dannenfelser

7. But the Democratic Party is clinging ever more strongly to the losing side.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards

"The S.B.A. List likes to remind voters that Hagan has 'a one hundred per cent rating from America’s abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.' This is true, but not unusual; forty-six of the fifty-three Democrats in the Senate earned the same grade. In this regard, Hagan is a typical Democrat, and, for the S.B.A. List, that is precisely the problem."

6. Voters in both parties respond to the pro-life message – Candidates should “speak better, not less.”

“Dannenfelser…is not convinced that abortion is the reason women tend to vote Democratic. Polls suggest that men and women don’t differ substantially in their views on abortion laws.” 

"In a recent Washington Post poll, women favored a [20-week abortion] ban by a margin of two to one."

5.  Marjorie’s experience as a mother has “strengthened her conviction that every pregnancy, even the most difficult, should be a source of joy.”

Dannenfelser family

“Part of it is giving people a chance,” she said…”Not only giving the children a chance to be born but giving people around them the chance to benefit from their lives.”

4. To end abortion, we need to fill Washington with “true believers.”

“One of Dannenfelser’s key allies is Kelly Ayotte, from New Hampshire, one of the two unreservedly pro-life women in the Senate. In 2010 the SBA List supported Ayotte in a hard-fought primary, and Ayotte calls the group 'a powerful force in mobilizing grass-roots support for candidates who believe in the sanctity of life.'” 

3. SBA List got its start by bundling individual contributions to pro-life candidates.

Rep. Virginia Foxx speaking about SBA List

"U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx reminisced about when she was a first time candidate saying, 'Every time I thought I’d hit my low point, and I didn’t know where else money was going to come from, a big envelope would come in from the Susan B. Anthony [List]. A lot of them were five-dollar checks, ten-dollar checks. But they always seemed to come at just the right time.' She laughed, 'It just is one of those little miracles that God performs, to help us when we are low.'"

2. The pro-abortion side is deeply divided.

“The feminist write Pollitt laments that the pro-choice movement has become ‘defensive’ since the seventies…the term ‘pro-choice’ – already ‘a bit of a euphemism’ – is often replaced by broad formulations involving ‘women’s health.’ Some feminists call this the ‘awfulization’ of abortion.”

1. The SBA List is principled and strategic in our fight to save babies and women.

We need to elect pro-life leaders in order to pass the lifesaving legislation that women and children need. “We’re not going to throw bombs just because it feels good,” [Dannenfelser] says, “We want to win.”

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Tags: Marjorie Dannenfelser, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, The New Yorker
Oct 8, 2014
NARAL launches dirty anti-SBA List attack ad

The pro-abortion lobby is very afraid of us – so they’ve stooped to a new low. 

Yesterday we got our powerful “Charlotte” ad up on the air in North Carolina through our partner, Women Speak Out PAC. 

Screenshot from NARAL anti-SBA List ad

As you know, North Carolina is a key state we must win to kick Harry Reid out of power in the Senate -- all in order to advance popular legislation to protect babies and moms. 

So how did NARAL respond to our ad buy exposing Sen. Hagan’s extreme support for painful late-term abortions?

They’ve launched their own anti-SBA-List ad buy – backed by tens of thousands of dollars – and packed with shameful distortions.

  • It insinuates that SBA List and its members molest women (see the screenshot below);
  • It says we are “as anti-woman as it gets”;
  • It says our efforts to save babies from violent abortions interferes with “personal health decisions.”

Why is NARAL unleashing this disgusting attack on the SBA List and its members?

Because they know they cannot win the debate over whether painful, brutal late-term abortions should be allowed in America. 

They can’t attack our message, so instead they are attacking the messenger.

So how do we respond?

We don’t take the bait and make this a debate about us. That’s what they want us to do. 

Instead, we continue to make it about the babies. We continue to tell powerful, moving stories like Charlotte’s. And how politicians like Kay Hagan refuses to protect little girls like her.

Help us now – NARAL’s desperate ad means our message is clearly working. 

Screenshot from NARAL anti-SBA List ad

The Women Speak Out team has already knocked on more than 261,292 doors, having one-to-one conversations with pro-life voters and urging them to turn out to vote on Election Day. 

Our ground game is key -- and this TV ad campaign will round out our efforts to ensure we reach as many people as possible. By putting even MORE funding behind our Charlotte ad, we can ensure NARAL’s disgusting ad backfires on them.

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Tags: NARAL, North Carolina, Women Speak Out PAC
Sep 26, 2014
Marco Rubio: Addressing the Disastrous Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy

TMarco Rubio at SBA List Galaoday is the 34th anniversary of China's coercive one-child policy. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote an op-ed in decrying this terrible human rights abuse that leads to millions of abortions, mostly of baby girls. Rubio is one of 11 potential presidential candidates who supports limiting abortion at 5 months of pregnancy, when a baby can feel the excruciating pain of abortion.

Like Marco Rubio? Donate now to help your SBA List elect more pro-life champions like him this November!

Addressing the Disastrous Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy

Marco Rubio | Sep 25, 2014

...For over three decades, China’s One-Child Policy has condemned approximately 37 million Chinese girls – who the policy helped deem unwanted or “surplus” – to abortion, infanticide, abandonment and human trafficking. In recent years, the Chinese government has relaxed this disastrous policy and ironically, China now faces demographic decline in the coming decades, in part due to the One-Child Policy. However, innocent Chinese parents are still forced to endure abortions and sterilizations in the parts of the country that are still subject to it.

There have also been additional long-term consequences of China’s One-Child Policy that we see today, including one that I am actively trying to address through legislation I’ve introduced called the Girls Count Act...

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