House Democrats Use COVID-19 Relief Bill to Push Tax-Funded Bailout of the Abortion Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021 
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828

Washington, D.C.Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives for using the reconciliation process to force taxpayers to fund abortion businesses in the COVID-19 relief bill.

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.

“Emboldened by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Democrats in Congress want to force taxpayers to bail out the abortion industry,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Polls consistently show that the overwhelming majority of Americans, including millions of rank-and-file Democrats, are opposed to bankrolling abortion businesses whether in this country or overseas. Yet under the new pro-abortion administration, House Democrats are shamefully pushing a massive expansion of abortion on demand, paid for with tax dollars, in the guise of COVID-19 relief – including payouts to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. This divisive agenda flies in the face of the ‘unity’ the Biden-Harris ticket promised to inspire.

“We at Susan B. Anthony List remain vigilant. Together with our congressional allies, we will work tirelessly to expose the Democrats’ abortion extremism and win back the House in 2022.”

A Marist/Knights of Columbus poll released last month found that 58% 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. 



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