Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Social Conservatives Adapt to New Environment for Pro-Life Politics

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser Available for Comment on how Pro-Life Groups are Moving Forward Under New Administration and Congress

WASHINGTON, Mar. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Following increased media coverage of the new political landscape, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser is available for comment on how President Obama's pro- abortion policies are currently altering the political climate and how social conservatives are adapting.

WHO: Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

WHAT: Media Availability to discuss the following:

- The rapidly changing environment for pro-life politics

- How the pro-life movement is adapting to new political realities

- Stemming the tide of Obama's radical pro-abortion policies

- Obama's latest pro-abortion policy changes and radical appointments

- SBA List's new efforts to change the political landscape in 2010

- The new Votes Have Consequences initiative, headed by Former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (R-Co)

Dannenfelser was recently featured in an article from yesterday's Roll Call, "Adapting a different playbook," that focused on the daily changes the pro-life movement faces. Selected excerpts follow:

"For eight years social conservatives operated under the safeguard of a president who vowed to veto any legislation that would roll back restrictions on abortions and a Congress that rarely let such legislation reach his desk.

"Now, not even two months into a new administration and with a new majority ruling Congress, leaders of the movement are forming new alliances and playing defense to stave off political and legislative attacks.

"'People feel the sky is falling,' Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said. 'There is no false protection. This is do or die for pro-life, and they feel it.'

"Conservative leaders are regrouping with a strategy of moving legislation to the states and focusing on a nonpartisan political strategy at the federal level to reverse the loss of 23 anti-abortion seats in the U.S. House and Senate in the 2008 election.

"The Susan B. Anthony List... was the first to signal the new strategy by announcing last week that former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) would lead its Votes Have Consequences initiative, describing it as the most 'aggressive effort' in existence to target lawmakers who are out of sync with the abortion views of their constituents."

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Joy Yearout at (703) 380-6674 or by email at jyearout@sba-list.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.


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