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‘Heartwarming’ evidence in support of the unborn

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But every group that tried to attack the partial-birth abortion ban also will fight against this 20-week ban, arguing again that it will destroy a woman’s “right to choose.” Pro-abortion advocates already have sent out fundraising emails this week saying Graham and his “anti-woman GOP buddies” are gearing up to produce a bill that would prevent abortion after “just” 20 weeks.

To counteract this anti-woman attack, six women, each representing a different pro-life organization, flanked Graham during his announcement.

“We certainly aren’t anti-woman,” said Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life. “We are real women protecting very well-developed unborn children, half of whom are women.”

This likely will be a key issue in both the 2014 and 2016 elections. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, believes this bill marks one of the biggest crossroads in the abortion fight since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973.

“This is an historic moment,” she said. “It won’t be easy, but it certainly will not be impossible. Real lives will be saved and real women will be protected.’”

At the close of Thursday’s event, Graham dismissed allegations he was introducing this bill because he is facing a GOP primary threat in South Carolina for his own 2014 reelection bid.

“I came into the political arena pro-life, and I will leave pro-life,” he said. “I am honored to do this. This is important to me.”

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.


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