reported to be lobbying for a position on the committee. Regarding this development, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, who brought over 70 young women to Rep. Ellmers’ office to protest her stance on the 20-week bill during the March for Life, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had her chance to put into action her supposedly[caption id="attachment_13823" align="alignleft" width="224"] Kristan Hawkins and young women visit Rep. Ellmers office after the March for Life.[/caption]
pro-life beliefs but instead she torpedoed a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation, blaming Millennials – my generation and the generation that Students for Life of America works most closely with – for their lack of support of the measure. Rep. Ellmers’ bogus excuse for not supporting something that has broad support among Americans was a slap in the face to the hundreds of thousands of young Millennials who were in Washington, DC that day for the March for Life – and whose age group actually supports the ban the most. Because of Rep. Ellmers’ lack of courage, conviction and fortitude, pro-lifers failed to even get a vote on that bill for months and months.
“Now that the North Carolina congresswoman has thoroughly discredited herself with pro-lifers, she is angling for a position on a committee that will investigate Planned Parenthood. What a complete farce. In an open letter after the backlash after the March for Life, she actually called the tactics of pro-life groups ‘childish and abhorrent’ – now she wants our support? If House leadership listen to her pitiful request, it will be a slap in the face to pro-lifers everywhere who have worked day and night to elect officials who hold life to be the most important right and who have fought for pro-life bills and against spineless representatives who would rather let tiny babies be pulled apart and dismembered than take an unmovable stance for those cannot speak for themselves.
“The young women who I brought to Rep. Ellmers office the day of the March for Life were fiercely pro-life and had a message for the congresswoman: ‘don’t use us for your agenda. We are the pro-life generation and we recognize true leaders when they stand up and fight for what is right.’ We demand that the House Leadership refuse Rep. Ellmers request and move to appoint fearless advocates of the preborn.”
Need a refresher on Rep. Ellmers? After Ellmers stopped the 20 week ban bill, Kristan brought pro-life students to her office – see our blog post here. Pro-life students visited her after she released her open letter again pro-life groups.]]>