FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 202-223-8073
SBA List Activists Have Knocked on 380,000 Doors, Urging Voters to Oppose Clinton’s Abortion Agenda
Washington, D.C. – Hillary Clinton, presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, will speak today at an event for Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain. The abortion business previously endorsed Clinton, who said she would “always defend” and support taxpayer funding for the organization. Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million a year in federal funding, performs at least 324,000 abortions a year, and has been caught on tape discussing the harvest and sale of aborted baby organs inside its facilities.
Reacting to the news, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List responded saying:
“It’s revealing that Hillary Clinton’s first major stop as the Democratic presumptive nominee would be to Planned Parenthood, the leader of the deep-pocketed abortion industry. Clinton has put abortion at the center of her campaign and has said the ‘unborn person has no constitutional rights.’ With Planned Parenthood’s backing she intends to keep it that way if elected president.
“For months Susan B. Anthony List has been working to expose Clinton’s abortion extremism. In key battleground states, more than 400 activists in our grassroots army have already knocked on over 380,000 doors.
“What Clinton does not realize is that on the issue of life, the majority of Americans – including majorities of young people and women – stand with us, not her. Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion and support a compassionate limit on abortion after five months. She has staked out her turf far outside the mainstream. We welcome this opportunity to engage and expose her, confident the American people will reject her abortion ideology at the ballot box.”
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.