Time to pass the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2012
CONTACT: Billy Cody

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a national pro-life organization, will join Arizona pro-life leaders at two press conference outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Glendale and Tucson to call for the passage of Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona that will defund America’s largest abortion provider in the state. The “Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood” press conferences will be led by former Congresswoman and SBA List Vice President of Government Affairs, Marilyn Musgrave and will include local pro-life leaders.

City: Glendale, AZ 
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Location: Glendale Planned Parenthood Clinic
5771 W. Eugie Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304 (map)

City: Tucson, AZ 
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM MT
Location: Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Clinic
Corner of Grant Rd. & Wyatt Ave., Tucson, AZ 85712 (map) 


  • Marilyn Musgrave, Former Congresswoman, SBA List Vice President of Gov. Affairs
  • Cathi Herrod, President, Arizona Center for Policy (Glendale)
  • Brooke Burns, Education Director, Arizona Right to Life (Glendale)
  • Brenda Kilhoffer, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life of Goodyear (Glendale)
  • Linda Diamond, Coordinator, Rachel’s Vineyard (Glendale)
  • Patricia Palmer, 40 Days for Life of Chandler (Glendale)

“Planned Parenthood is a profit-driven, abortion-centered business and no friend of women and young girls,” said Rep. Marilyn Musgrave. “Across the country pro-life American taxpayers are standing up to say: we will no longer foot the bill for America’s largest abortion provider at the expense of authentic healthcare for women. We call on Congress and the Arizona state legislature to defund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars immediately.”

The press conferences come a day after Chuck Donovan, President of the SBA List’s education and research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, will testify before the Arizona state legislature in favor of the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act (HB 2800). The bill is based on model legislation developed by the SBA List and the Alliance Defense Fund, which prioritizes family planning funds away from abortion-centered businesses like Planned Parenthood to groups that better serve women.

Arizona Right to Life, Center for Arizona Policy, East Valley Pro-Life Alliance, 40 Days for Life, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, American Life League of Arizona, and Students for Life of America are also co-sponsoring Thursday’s press conferences.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans 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.


[Some GOP] Presidential Candidates Pledge to Advance Pro-life Issues In Office

From one of my favorite national pro-life organizations, The Susan B Anthony List.

What is extremely troubling is that Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Gary Johnson (no surprise) refused to sign this pledge!

CONTACT: Ciara Matthews

2012 Hopefuls Sign Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced the Republican candidates for President who have signed its Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge, committing them to actively advance pro-life policies and legislation if they are elected to the White House.  Signers of the pledge include Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum.  Marilyn Musgrave, former Congresswoman and Project Director for SBA List, made the announcement at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this afternoon. SBA List is also calling on pro-life activists to put pressure on those candidates who have refused to sign, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Gary Johnson, to sign the pledge.

“We applaud those candidates who did sign the pledge for vowing to support and advance the protection of life at all stages if elected to the White House,” said Musgrave.  “Their signatures demonstrate that mere lip-service to protecting women and the unborn is not enough—it must be backed up by concrete action.”

According to the pledge, available here, if elected President, candidates will:

  • Only nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, not legislating from the bench;
  • Select pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice;
  • Advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, and defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions;
  • Advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

“The conviction and resolve of these candidate’s answers grassroots hunger for authentic leadership.  Any ‘truce’ on social issues is not viable, nor is it acceptable to the grassroots,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.  “As one of the most activist presidents on abortion in history protects political allies like Planned Parenthood and continually appoints activist federal judges, the situation demands a strong leader who will advance consensus and life affirming legislation and policy at all levels.”

The Susan B. Anthony List spent $11 million during the 2010 midterm election cycle. Overall, the SBA List was involved in 90 races including 62 wins and 28 losses. Successes included: defeating 15 of 20 so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for abortion funding in the health care reform bill; increasing the number of pro-life women in the House by 70 percent; filling the void of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate and increasing the number of pro-life women governors from one to four.