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Anti-Abortion Leader Urges Supporters: ‘Time For Us to Flex’ Muscle

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A day before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-life women to Congress, is pushing for an end to federal funding for abortion.

“It’s time for us to flex the muscle that we just flexed in this election, and do everything we can in this congress to protect those human lives,” Dannenfelser says in her first annual “State of the Unborn” address. “One thing that would be the most important thing you could do today, whether you’re at home or you’re marching wherever you are, is to contact your Member of Congress. Say ‘Please cosponsor and vote for the Chris Smith bill that would roll back all abortion funding throughout the entire federal government.’”

Dannenfelser’s speech, delivered via YouTube and released by the Susan B. Anthony List on Monday, coincides with the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Republicans in the House of Representatives recently introduced two bills to strengthen anti-abortion protections -- one would guarantee that the new health care law does not allow for taxpayer funding of the procedure and the other would ensure a permanent ban on federal subsidies for abortion.

The group’s campaign, backed by Rep. Michele Bachmann, to cut off abortion funding collected nearly 40,000 signatures.

The Susan B. Anthony List spent $11 million during the midterms and plans to be a player in the 2012 elections as well. Rep. Mike Pence, a potential GOP presidential candidate, will keynote the group’s gala next month.

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