FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2021
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] | 202-223-8073
Budget Proposal Raises Stakes for Inclusion of Pro-life Hyde Protections
Washington, D.C. – Today President Joe Biden is set to order the creation of a commission to “study” ways to alter the makeup of the Supreme Court. In addition, he unveiled a “skinny budget” proposal that would increase taxpayer funding of the abortion industry domestically and restore funding to groups that promote abortion overseas, including support for China’s coercive population control policies.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement in response:
“From day one, President Biden and his administration have sought to make good on his campaign promises to the abortion lobby – including expanding the Supreme Court to stack it with pro-abortion justices and bailing out abortion businesses,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “These assaults on innocent life and the very foundations of our country are deeply unpopular and pro-abortion Democrats pursue them at their own political peril. Voters aren’t fooled by Biden’s ‘study’ commission – the destruction of the Court’s independence is a key plank of the extreme abortion agenda, as is forcing taxpayers to bankroll the abortion industry at home and abroad.
“Biden’s funding proposal further raises the stakes for inclusion of the Hyde family of longstanding pro-life policies. Under his radical Cabinet appointees, funding increases will translate to a payday for abortion giants like Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International, and greater complicity in human rights abuses around the world. We strongly urge our congressional allies to reject any budget that omits these vital protections.”
Nearly two in three voters (61%) oppose Joe Biden adding more justices to the Supreme Court. Additionally, 77% of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas, and 58% oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.
The preliminary Biden-Harris FY 2022 discretionary funding request includes:
- A $340 million (18.7%) funding increase for the Title X family planning program, to “improve access to vital reproductive and preventative health services and advance gender and health equity.”
- Funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “including for the repayment of arrears, where applicable.” UNFPA has a long history of support for the Chinese government’s population control activities, which include forced abortions.
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.