FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 202-223-8073
Clinton Wants to End Longstanding Prohibition on Taxpayer Funds for Abortion on Demand
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking at a campaign rally hosted by Planned Parenthood over the weekend, Hillary Clinton said she would “always defend” and support funding for the organization, which is America’s largest abortion business.
Clinton also called for an end to the Hyde Amendment, longstanding federal policy prohibiting taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion on demand. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List responded:
“Not only is she opposed to defunding Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton has now argued that taxpayers have an obligation to support abortion at any time, for any reason. This is the most dramatic pro-abortion position espoused by a leading political figure to date, and it changes the abortion debate. ‘Safe, legal, and rare,’ is long gone.
“As many as seven in ten Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion – including majorities of young people and women. If Mrs. Clinton wants to use this election to go to war against this longtime consensus, we welcome the opportunity to engage and expose her. We are confident the American people will reject this level of extremism at the ballot box.”
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was criticized last week by Democrats for suggesting “abortion rights” is not a big issue for millennials.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.