WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser published a commentary in this week's Human Events that examines how the extreme actions of the Obama administration may be the tipping point for the pro-life movement. Selected excerpts follow:
- "Successful human and civil rights movements share at least one thing in common: someone on the other side overreached. Some individual or institution took a step in the wrong direction that public opinion could not sustain. This is true for the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements. And it appears that it will soon be true for the pro-life movement."
- "It is one thing to take a 'pro-choice' position on an issue, allowing others to engage in activity even if one is personally opposed. It is quite another to be forced to facilitate activity one opposes in conscience. Actions such as those can galvanize public opinion and result in the changes the public - not the activists - really want."
- "President Obama may very well be supplying an 'overreach' moment for the right to life movement by attempting to require taxpayers to fully fund abortions in federal programs and the domestic and international abortion industries themselves. This 'abortion industry bailout' during a time of acute economic crisis is a dramatic overreach that far outstrips citizens' public opinion." "Obama's overreach gives pro-life human rights advocates in the mold of Susan B. Anthony reason to hope. A turning point for protecting the unborn could well be on the horizon."
Full text of the piece is available on the SBA List website, www.sba-list.org.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser is available to discuss the abortion bailout, pro-woman, pro-life leadership in politics, and the abortion policy changes of the Obama Administration. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Joy Yearout at (703) 380-6674 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 152,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process