March for Life Conference Details Announced

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December 16, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
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March for Life Announces Details for Conference on January 21, 2016

Washington, D.C – The March for Life Education and Defense Fund has announced details for its annual March for Life Conference to accompany the March For Life 2016 Rally this January. The March for Life Conference is designed to provide marchers with in-depth education on the yearly theme. The speakers and training sessions will provide information and training tools for marchers to go back to their communities equipped to make a difference for life in their communities. A continental breakfast will be served.

March for Life Conference
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

9:00 a.m. Keynote Session
“Why the Pro-Life Movement Is the Authentic Women’s Movement,” Sue Ellen Browder

10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
This panel will include three pro-life female leaders giving brief remarks and then delving into the tough questions related to being a woman and being pro-life in today’s world.

11:00 a.m. Advocacy Training
Capitol Hill 101, an orientation designed to equip marchers to meet with their Members of Congress during their March for Life trip to advocate for the sanctity of life.

The March for Life Education and Defense Fund has launched several new digital tools for the 2016 March for Life – the March for Life Movement Map, a Trip Finder, and the March for Life mobile app. The Map, debuted on December 4th, seven weeks prior to the 2016 event, shows the nationwide support for the March for Life, and allows marchers to share their participation on social media networks. The Trip Finder allows interested marchers to connect with trips from their local area, and the updated March for Life app, available on iTunes and Google Play, is an all-inclusive tool for March for Life planning, participation, as well as pro-life resources.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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Omnibus Spending Bill Continues to Allow Forcing Churches to Subsidize Abortions

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December 16, 2015
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“Broken Washington Process” Contributes to Concerns of Pro-Life Leaders

Washington, D.C – Last night, the House of Representatives released the text of the FY 2016 Omnibus. The bill maintains the status quo with current pro-life provisions and adds funds for abstinence education while cutting funds to organizations that support coercive abortions. However the legislation fails to address a number of critical pro-life concerns namely churches being forced to directly pay for abortions through their insurance plans; and taxpayer funding of abortions through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as through the state exchanges.

“We are told that the Republican Leadership fought hard for conscience rights and for that I am grateful,” said Tom McClusky, March for Life Action Vice President of Government Affairs. “However, because of the closed door process, the exclusion of all but a handful of elected officials and the absence of any acknowledgment of this terrible ethical dilemma from Leadership, California churches will continue to be forced to pay for abortions through their own insurance, a violation of federal law. With this spending bill, Congress shoulders the responsibility alongside the Obama Administration for this gross violation of our First Amendment rights. Ironically, the text of this bill came out on the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.”

“Moreover the ultimate problem is that the budgetary process is broken,” Mr. McClusky added. “The most important requirement for our legislators is to implement a structured order to fund the government, which has not been accomplished for over 20 years. And this breakdown is the responsibility of both the White House and Congress, regardless of party control. When Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) accepted the speaker’s gavel, he made a vow to return to regular order, in which the Congress runs by deliberation rather than fiat and lawmakers have more control over amending and shaping legislation. We look forward to working with Speaker Ryan and Members of Congress when they return in 2016 in his efforts to bring order to this current chaos.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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House Republicans May Delay Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

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November 30, 2015
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Pro-Life Leaders Urge House to Move Forward in Defunding Abortion Giant

Washington, D.C – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday national security has become the top issue Republicans are looking promote as a possible “add on” in the upcoming government spending bill, and said this issue may end up replacing efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

Pro-Life leaders across the board are urging House Leadership not to delay the fight to defund Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood is the largest abortionist in the United States and it is abhorrent that taxpayers are being forced to subsidize them,” said Tom McClusky, President of March for Life Action. “The abortion giant is not the only pro-life concern that is in front of Congress. To name just a few, there are currently pro-life Christian hospitals being forced to pay for abortions, taxpayers being forced to pay for abortions for detained immigrants and Congressional staff on Obamacare exchanges that offer abortions despite that being against Federal law. If Congress wants to protect taxpayers from being complicit in the deaths of innocents, those are all good places to start.”

Planned Parenthood commits close to 330,000 abortions every year. In their 2013-2014 report Planned Parenthood stated their total revenue was over $1.3 billion. 46 percent of that revenue came from federal, state and city governments. In that same year, the non-profit had a budget surplus of $127.1 million, some of which was likely profit from trafficking of little hearts, lungs and livers of little babies.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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Democratic Members of Investigative Panel have Received Thousands from Planned Parenthood

 

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November 6, 2015
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Panel Must Consist of Members that can Investigate without Conflict of Interest

 

Washington, D.C – It was recently reported that House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has picked six strong abortion rights supporters for the GOP-led panel on Planned Parenthood, setting up a showdown over the already-controversial probe. However, it has just been revealed that Planned Parenthood has paid nearly $100,000 into electing the six Democrats just selected to sit on the new House Select Investigative Panel probing Planned Parenthood’s atrocities.
The March for Life questions the ethical implications of these appointments in the following statement:
“If the Minority Leader genuinely wanted to get to the truth of the matter she would have been bold and appointed members of unquestionable integrity, such as Congressman Dan Lipinski,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund. “Instead, she appointed members whose campaigns have received thousands of dollars from the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, to investigate the practices of that very group.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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Pro-Life Congressman Joe Pitts a True Leader

 

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November 6, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
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Legacy of Representative Pitts will be the Example he Set for All Members of Congress

 

Washington, D.C – On Friday morning, it was announced that Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) would be retiring after a sterling twenty years serving his district and the country. Congressman Pitts has been a staunch pro-life leader and set an example for all members of Congress, and Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, praised the leadership he provided on behalf of the pro-life movement.

“The pro-life movement will be losing a true leader in Congress with the retirement of Representative Joe Pitts,” said Mrs. Mancini. “We praise his Leadership as head of the Values Action Team, a coalition of pro-family Members, and as Chair of the Health Subcommittee in Energy and Commerce. However it is the example he set for other Members of Congress that will be his true legacy. “

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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House of Representatives Elects a Pro-Life Speaker

 

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October 28, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has a Strong Record of Pro-Life Legislation

 

Washington, D.C.  – The United States House of Representatives today elected Congressman Paul Ryan to serve as Speaker of the House. The March for Life Education & Defense Fund applauded the United States House of Representatives for electing a strong advocate for pro-life issues in Congressman Paul Ryan and urged the new Speaker of the House to return to regular order.

“By embracing the Freedom Caucus’ proposal to return to regular order, Speaker Ryan can have a meaningful impact on the pro-life movement,” said March for Life Vice President for Governmental Affairs Tom McClusky. “For close to twenty years, the appropriations process has been broken, resulting in an endless series of last minute spending bills. As a result of this failure, American taxpayers have been stuck with 20th century pro-life provisions in a 21st century world. Without the proper appropriations process, the necessary pro-life provisions such as the protection of conscience rights for California hospitals being forced by the state of California to pay for abortions ends up left out of these eleventh hour bills.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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Texas Cuts Taxpayer Funding to Planned Parenthood

 

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October 20, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
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Other States Must Follow Texas’ Lead, Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Washington, D.C.  – The March for Life Education and Defense Fund today applauded the State of Texas for taking the lead in completely defunding Planned Parenthood from all taxpayer funding, including severing its ties with Medicaid funding.

“The March for Life applauds Texas’ decision to sever all ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “We encourage all other states to follow suit in seeking all options to stop taxpayer money from flowing to Planned Parenthood and to reallocate those resources to federally qualified health centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by 20 to 1 and provide many more health services.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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