Pro-Life Congressman Joe Pitts a True Leader

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Pro-Life Congressman Joe Pitts a True Leader


January 14, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Pitts to Receive March For Life Achievement Award at 34th Annual Rose Dinner

Washington, D.C. — The March for Life 2016 is fast approaching, and the March For Life Education & Defense Fund will be pleased to award Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) with the inaugural March for Life Achievement Award at the 34th annual Rose Dinner on January 22nd.

Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) will be retiring after twenty years serving his district and the country.  Congressman Pitts has been an example for all Members of Congress as a staunch pro-life leader, willing to work quietly behind the scenes in addition to courageously leading the way publicly.  Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, praised the congressman.

“We are pleased and honored to present the March for Life Achievement Award to Congressman Joe Pitts,” said Mrs. Mancini. “The pro-life movement will be losing a true leader in Congress with the retirement of Congressman Pitts. 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. We are also deeply grateful for the example he has set for other Members of Congress in approaching his position with courage and humility.”

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 the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.


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