For Immediate Release: August 23, 2018
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674
SBA List Blasts Sen. Nelson’s Latest Pro-Abortion Vote
Nelson votes to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, adding to his long record of pro-abortion extremism
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon Sen. Bill Nelson (D-AL) voted against an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would stop taxpayer funding from going to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business. In response the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement:
“Today Senator Nelson voted for taxpayer funding of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, adding to his long record of pro-abortion extremism,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List. “Senator Nelson has even voted in favor of painful late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy. That’s why SBA List is on the ground in Florida, informing voters of Sen. Nelson’s extreme pro-abortion record. He will be held accountable at the ballot box by pro-life voters this November.”
Polling commissioned by SBA List shows that 48% of Florida voters oppose taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood (38% strongly oppose), and 53% would be less likely to vote for Senator Nelson if he voted to give money to Planned Parenthood instead of community health centers that provide comprehensive women’s healthcare (35% “much less likely”).
SBA List’s field team of more than 500 pro-life canvassers has visited more than 621,000 Florida voters’ homes to educate them on Sen. Nelson’s record and the importance of voting pro-life. The ground activity is part of an historic effort to visit more than two million homes across the battleground states of Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, North Dakota, and Montana ahead of Election Day 2018.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.