FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828
‘Unity?’ – Most Americans Reject Democrats’ Agenda of Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortion On Demand
Washington, D.C. – Early this morning the U.S. House of Representatives passed a COVID-19 relief bill that would use taxpayer money to fund abortions and the abortion industry across a host of federal programs.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following comment:
“Emboldened by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, radical House Democrats are once again capitalizing on the COVID-19 crisis to expand abortion on demand, refusing to add Hyde Amendment protections to the relief bill. In addition, their bill creates a $50 million slush fund for Planned Parenthood – which violently ends the lives of more than 354,000 unborn children a year – and changes the rules for small business funding so that the abortion giant can tap into that money as well.
“This divisive move flies in the face of the ‘unity’ this administration promised to promote. The majority of Americans, including millions of Democrats and Independents, oppose using tax dollars to fund abortion and bail out the abortion industry.
“We thank Reps. Jackie Walorski, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Virginia Foxx for spearheading efforts to apply pro-life Hyde Amendment protections to the House bill. Susan B. Anthony List will work tirelessly with our Senate allies to keep abortion expansion out of the relief bill and hold elected leaders accountable for their votes.”
SBA List sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the bill and indicating its intent to score the vote.
Democrats’ reconciliation proposals include:
- $750 million for global health activities and billions in funding for community health centers without applying the Hyde Amendment.
- A $50 million funding increase for the Title X program. On the heels of President Biden’s order directing the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to begin rolling back President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, Title X would once again become a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.
- Granting Planned Parenthood access to small business funding.
- Expansions of taxpayer-funded abortion coverage via Obamacare and a new initiative that would fund abortion-covering COBRA insurance.
A Marist/Knights of Columbus poll released last month found that 58% percent of Americans – including 65% of Independents and nearly one third of Democrats – oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.
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.