95-10 Supporters

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH)—“This legislative initiative will communicate to pregnant women that the community is behind you to carry the baby to term. I am proud that the Democratic Party is supportive of this and that Democratic members are supportive.”

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI)—“The '95-10 Initiative' is an aggressive and comprehensive plan to bring down the rate of abortions in this country. We cannot wait for the opportunity to ban abortions before we act. By instituting these programs we can reach out to young parents to offer the information and assistance they need to make the right decision of keeping a life and then help them foster that life by teaching parenting skills and providing adequate healthcare.”

Congressman Lincoln Davis (D-TN)—“The '95-10 Initiative' is a clear indication that the Pro-Life Democrats in the House of Representatives, in conjunction with the Democrats for Life of America, are firmly committed to ending the practice of abortion in America. By looking into the different reasons that women choose abortions, rather than just politicizing the issue, we have been able to come up with a comprehensive and commonsense initiative that will empower women and encourage them to choose life. I strongly urge my Republican colleagues in the House to join the Pro-Life Democrats in this mission so that we can reduce the number of abortions in American by 95% in the next ten years.”

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)—“This measure makes huge advances in our support of pregnant women, children and, indeed, of all our families, and I am proud to support it.”

Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)—“Democrats for Life of America share the same goal as most Americans – to reduce the instance of abortion in America. The plan outlined today is a good first step to successfully reduce the rate of abortion by offering alternatives that promote family, promote adoption, and provide education and support for new mothers. I commend Democrats for Life of America for their efforts to bring this issue to the forefront of the agenda and for putting the care and support for newborns and new mothers above all else.”

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)—“As a pro-life Democrat myself I believe that Democrats for Life is on the right track. Lots of Democrats I know are committed to reducing abortions and protecting the most vulnerable in our society. I believe the "95-10" program is something everyone, regardless of party affiliation, ought to be supporting.”

Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL)—“"If there is general agreement on anything regarding abortion, it is that we all want to reduce the number of abortions. Toward that end, we are sending an important message today, that by working together and using this legislation as a guide we can take steps to drastically reduce the number of abortions in the United States. I urge all of our colleagues to embrace this effort.”

Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN)—“Today I join my colleagues in introducing a measure designed to reduce by 95% in 10 years the number of abortions performed in the U.S. This comprehensive measure crosses political and ideological lines to address the root causes and conditions that lead a woman to seek an abortion rather than carry her unborn child to term. It addresses the problem of abortion with kindness and compassion, with a helping hand rather than a heavy hand. I invite my pro-choice colleagues in both parties as well to carefully scrutinize our proposals. There should be little here that they find objectionable and much that they can join us in embracing.”

Dan McConchie, Americans United for Life—“AUL has already seen success with these types of initiatives in states around the country. We look forward to working with state chapters of DFLA to see that 95-10 is implemented at the state level.”

Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr. Assistant National Director of LEARN (Life education and resource network)—“95-10 will launch a new era for women and children in care and education. It fills the obvious voids in the current system and offers sound solutions for the future.”

Kurt Entsminger, President, CareNet—“The bad news is that our nation is a long way from making abortion “rare”. The good news is that there are numerous initiatives that leaders on both sides of the aisle can support to achieve to achieve that goal. We applaud Democrats for Life for championing an agenda that embraces the women facing an unplanned pregnancy and offers her support and critical information about positive alternatives to abortion. Pregnancy resource centers are at the forefront of these efforts, and are the key players to help reach the goal of making abortion “rare “”.

Tom Atwood, President and CEO, National Council on Adoption—“The National Council For Adoption supports pro-adoption measures proposed in the 95-10 Initiative. As provided for in this legislation, the time has come to make adoption tax credits permanent and to ensure that women with unplanned pregnancies receive timely counseling and accurate information about the positive option of adoption.”

Dr. Randy Brinson, Redeem the Vote—(who also attended the press conference at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC.) “The importance of 95-10 becoming law cannot be overstated. While many in the prolife community debate the ramifications of Roe v Wade, there is too little done to obtain a consensus on limiting and reducing unwanted pregnancies and abortion or create a safety net for women contemplating ending their pregnancy. Kristen Day and the Democrats for Life should be commended for their research and dedication to supporting proven techniques and programs that protect women and their unborn babies. This is a bill that deserves bipartisan support and passage”

State Representative Mark Miloscia (D-WA)—“As a matter of faith, I have always stood to protect those that are least able to do so themselves, the lives of the unborn. I believe wholeheartedly in the goals of the 95-10 initiative. Across America, Democrats are waking up and beginning to understand how the unborn also are human life that is to be cherished. It is a movement that is catching on and I plan on introducing legislation here in Washington modeling 95-10.”