FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828
Democrats Won’t Cease Attempts to Change the Rules, Advance Extreme Abortion Agenda
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, also known as The Washington, D.C. Admission Act, legislation to make the District of Columbia a state. Removing D.C. from federal jurisdiction would lead to an increase in taxpayer funded abortions. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) scored against the vote, which will be reflected on the National Pro-life Scorecard.
SBA List’s score letter reads in part:
“If D.C. were to become the 51st state, it would join the list of states that use state tax dollars to fund abortions for women enrolled in Medicaid. An analysis by Charlotte Lozier Institute shows the expected number of taxpayer funded abortions in D.C. if it became a state would range from 1,400-1,500 per year.
“Additionally, the admission of Washington, D.C. as a state is an attempt to add two Democratic senators to the Senate where they would stand in the way of pro-life legislation designed to defend our most basic rights, the first of which is life. Furthermore, two senators from the newly formed state would undoubtedly vote in lockstep with the abortion lobby to confirm only the most radical pro-abortion judges and justices.”
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added:
“Radical pro-abortion Democrats in the House are ignoring the Constitution’s principles regarding the seat of federal government to push for D.C. Statehood, knowing it would stymy pro-life legislation, and force Americans in our nation’s capital to fund abortion on demand. This is their latest power grab and attempt to change the rules in order to advance the worst of their agenda before the 2022 midterm elections. Make no mistake, they pursue this deeply unpopular agenda at their own political peril.”
SBA List is tracking the abortion extremism of the Biden-Harris administration at sbaprolife.org/biden-harris.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.