Joe Manchin Supports Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Abortion On-Demand

November 1, 2018
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Manchin Reveals True Colors in Refusing to Support Amendment 1

Charleston, WV –  Tonight Sen. Joe Manchin announced he will vote against Amendment 1 in West Virginia. The pro-life ballot initiative could save the lives of more than 1,500 unborn West Virginians a year by stopping taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand. Currently, elective abortions up to five months of pregnancy are paid for by taxpayers under Medicaid. In January Metro News reported that the number of abortions funded by taxpayers had more than tripled in the last five years.

“Senator Joe Manchin claims to be pro-life but tonight he announced he will not stand up for the most vulnerable Mountaineers – the 1,500 children a year who perish in abortions, paid for by taxpayers. He revealed just how out of step he has become with the people he claims to represent. West Virginia is a pro-life state and a majority of voters are sickened when they find out they have foot the bill for 35,000 abortions – even late-term abortions – for more than two decades,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Sen. Manchin does not stand with pro-life voters. He is just another pro-abortion radical who will side with the abortion lobby that wants to keep taxpayers complicit in abortion on demand up to the moment of birth.”

This week Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) held four press conferences across the Mountain State with Delegate Kayla Kessinger (R-Fayetteville) to announce an overall $500,000 campaign to educate West Virginia voters on Amendment 1. The campaign includes television, radio, and digital advertising as well as voter mail.

Since July, SBA List’s team of more than 75 pro-life canvassers has visited more than 50,000 voters urging them to vote Yes on 1 and to defeat Senator Joe Manchin.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.



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