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CWA's President to Speak at Press Conference on Unborn Pain Awareness

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126


WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) President Wendy Wright will join members from the U.S. House of Representatives and other pro-life leaders at a press conference today in support of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, H.R. 6099, which will come before the House this week for a vote.  This important legislation introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) would require abortionists to inform their patients that their unborn babies at 20 weeks will experience severe pain from being aborted.

Wright said, “Mothers have the right to be informed about the severe pain their unborn babies will feel from being aborted.  By the 20th week of pregnancy, the baby will feel even greater pain than the mother.  Sadly, this information is rarely communicated to women who are choosing whether their baby will live.  This legislation would help women with the necessary medical knowledge to make a rational decision with lasting consequences.

“Congressmen have denounced the use of torture against terrorists.  They should now denounce the torture inflicted on innocent unborn babies through abortion.  The first step is to ensure that mothers are provided with information on what their child will experience and given options,” concluded Wright. 

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Pro-Life Caucus and author of the “Unborn Pain Awareness Act” (H.R. 6099)
U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director, National Right to Life Committee
Wendy Wright, President, Concerned Women for America

Monday, December 4, 2006, 1:30 PM

Cannon Terrace (The elevated terrace adjacent to the Cannon House Office Building’s entrance at Independence and New Jersey Avenues)

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.