August 25, 2014/Washington, D.C. --
Today, Family Research Council Action, along with the pro-life groups Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List, announced the launch of the "Summer of Life" rallies occurring in multiple states. The goal of the rallies is to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
The legislation, which would limit abortions after five months, has widespread support also having passed in the US House of Representatives over a year ago. National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.
Family Research Council Action Executive Director Josh Duggar will be speaking at the Little Rock, Arkansas rally in The Rotunda of the State Capital, 500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.Below is schedule for each of the rallies.
Josh Duggar made the following comment about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
While Americans are divided on many issues, we are united on the rights of the pain-capable unborn. Poll after poll has found overwhelming support for protecting babies after the fifth month of pregnancy. We call on the Senate to respect the views of their constituents and pass the national Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Tuesday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
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
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