Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Pro-life protest of pro-abortion PAC Anniversary dinner---'Emilys' Lost

'Emilys' Lost -- Fidelis Protests Emily's List Anniversary

Mon Oct 17, 2:07 PM ET

To: National Desk

Contact: Brian Burch of Fidelis, 734-358-3433 or bburch@fidelis.org

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fidelis, a national advocacy group, carried out a public protest of the 20th Anniversary of pro-abortion group Emily's List today in Washington D.C. Fidelis staff, in cooperation with Americans Collegians for Life, participated in the sidewalk protest outside the event which included Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

As a part of its protest, Fidelis cited the popularity of the name Emily along with the chilling number of female children aborted since Emily's List was founded. Based on these statistics, Fidelis calculated that of the nearly 25 million abortions since 1985, over 153,491 "Emilys" have been killed.

Fidelis Projects Coordinator Kristen Clark organized the protest outside the Hilton Towers in Washington D.C. where the Emily's List lunch was scheduled to take place. Clark commented Monday: "Emily's List represents one of the primary backers of pro-abortion politicians in America. Electing women to office is a noble cause however singling out only women who support the unrestricted abortion license is shameful." Clark, a senior at Loyola University in New Orleans is handling special projects for Fidelis after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina in September.

Emily's List is known as the largest political action committee (PAC), raising more than $33 million last year alone. The pro- abortion group, according to its Web site "is dedicated to taking back our country from the radical right wing by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office."

The Fidelis America PAC is a rival political action committee established earlier this year to help elect pro-life men and women to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. ---

Fidelis is a Catholic-based advocacy organization working with people of faith across the country to defend and promote the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and the right to religious liberty by electing pro-life, pro-family and pro-religious liberty candidates, supporting the confirmation of judges, and promoting and defending laws consistent with the Founding principles of the United States.

Source: http://www.usnewswire.com/

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