"Babies Go to Congress" To Meet With Lawmakers

Jan 22, 2013, 10:00 ET from Heartbeat International

 Moms and babies meet with Congressional offices to share their experience pregnancy help network and why they chose life

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most effective pro-life event on Capitol Hill, Heartbeat International's Babies Go to Congress™ event takes moms and babies directly to their the elected officials in order to share the positive impact of the pregnancy help movement in their lives.

Heartbeat's Babies Go to Congress brings real-life stories about how pregnancy help centers save lives all over the United States.

"Babies Go to Congress brings the reality of the pregnancy help movement directly to elected officials through moms and babies whose lives were saved by the very centers in their communities," says Peggy Hartshorn, President of Heartbeat International.  "When truth looks you in the eye, you cannot deny it.  Pregnancy help centers are good for America – and we are making certain that every Congressman we meet knows it!"

More than 85 moms and babies have visited nearly 200 Congressional offices since the first Babies Go to Congress in 2009.  Directly connecting with elected officials offers insight into the pregnancy help movement, which has been gaining media presence in light of the last election season.

WHAT:               Babies Go to Congress™ – Join moms and babies as they meet with
                          Congressional offices and share the news that Pregnancy Help Centers
                          are good for America!
WHO:                 Invited guests include media and Congressional Staff
WHEN:               Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 8:30 a.m.
WHERE:             Capitol Building, Washington D.C. – southeast side stairs
MEDIA:               Heartbeat spokespeople will be available on-site and before via phone.
                          Call Andrea Trudden at 614-885-7577.

Heartbeat International is the first network of pro-life pregnancy help organizations founded in the U.S. (1971), and now the most expansive network in the world. We have nearly 1,400 affiliated pregnancy help organizations - including pregnancy help medical clinics (with ultrasound), resource centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies - in more than 50 countries around the world to provide alternatives to abortion.

Contact: Andrea Trudden
Director of Communications & Marketing

SOURCE Heartbeat International