FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, email@example.com
Budget is Anything but Moderate on Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
Washington, D.C. – For the second consecutive year, President Joe Biden has released a budget proposal that expands abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers. The FY 2023 budget proposal calls for:
- Eliminating the Hyde Amendment, longstanding bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding of abortion on demand, as well as the Dornan Amendment (“D.C. Hyde”).
- A 40% funding increase to Title X, the second largest source of taxpayer funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood, while the Biden administration previously rolled back the Protect Life Rule.
- A 72% funding increase to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),which has actively partnered with some of the worst human rights abusers in the world, like China and North Korea.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued a statement blasting the budget:
“The Biden budget is anything but ‘moderate.’ The most pro-abortion administration in history continues to double down on a deeply unpopular agenda that failed to pass Congress in Democrats’ most recent attempt,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “For more than four decades, the Hyde family of pro-life policies has kept American taxpayers out of the abortion business, with the Hyde Amendment itself saving 2.5 million lives. Once a supporter of policies that protect the lives of the unborn and their mothers, President Biden today caters to the most extreme voices within his party, throwing longstanding, bipartisan consensus out the window to fulfill a campaign promise to the radical abortion lobby. We thank our congressional allies for making Hyde principles non-negotiable and stopping the radical Biden-Pelosi-Schumer abortion agenda thus far. We urge pro-life members to keep up the fight and reject any budget that omits vital pro-life protections.”
Seventy-seven percent of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas, and 58% oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.
SBA List is tracking the 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.