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Statement of Penny Young Nance on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s HHS Mandate Decision

Statement of Penny Young Nance on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s HHS Mandate Decision
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Alison Howard
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines Arizona’s Appeal After Ninth Circuit Stops 20-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), said today, “It makes perfect sense that Justice Sonia Sotomayor would agree to a temporary injunction for Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. What is nonsensical is the Affordable Care Act’s insistence that women of faith must violate their consciences to fund behaviors that they find immoral.  Even women who are not pro-life often understand that nuns who take a vow of celibacy and poverty should not be forced to fund Sandra Fluke’s birth control or abortion-inducing drugs.  There is no shortage of contraceptive accessibility in this nation.  Even birth control pills can be purchased at Walmart for $9 per month.  Drug stores, gas stations, and convenience stores carry them cheaply and routinely.

The nanny state has overstepped on this one.  CWA does not take a position against birth control — our members have mixed views, like most Americans — but we draw a hard line on abortion and abortion-inducing drugs.  We also stand firmly alongside other women of faith in their fight for their First Amendment right to religious freedom.  This is the real war on women.  It’s a war of aggression by abortion activists against women of Faith.

This is a civil war.

If you would like an interview with Penny Nance or a Concerned Women for America spokesperson, please contact Alison Howard at or 202-266-4816.

Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation.

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