FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2023
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Democrats Rejected 60+ Amendments to Safeguard Unborn Children & Mothers, Including a Ban on Brutal Partial-Birth Abortions
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz signed the most extreme bill in the country enshrining abortion on demand until birth. The legislation narrowly passed the state Senate on Saturday after Democrats rejected more than 60 Republican amendments, including amendments to ban partial-birth abortions, painful dismemberment abortions, sex-selection abortions, and discriminatory abortions when an unborn child is thought to have Down syndrome; an amendment to require parental notification before an abortion for minor girls; and many others.
Every Senate Democrat and all but one House Democrat voted in favor of passage.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America slammed Democrats’ pro-abortion extremism in a statement:
“Governor Walz has shamefully signed a death sentence for thousands of unborn children in Minnesota – enshrining abortion on demand for any reason at any point in pregnancy, with no protections whatsoever for unborn children or their mothers,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “Led by Biden and Harris, Democrats in blue states are competing to be the most radically pro-abortion. Seven in ten Americans want more protections for the unborn and less abortion, not more. Yet one after another, Minnesota Democrats blocked commonsense safeguards to protect unborn babies from excruciating pain; stop lethal discrimination against unborn children because of their sex, race or disability like Down syndrome; end the abortion industry’s exploitation of young girls; and many more. They even voted down a ban on barbaric partial-birth abortions.
“We thank the courageous pro-life legislators and all our local allies who fought this cruel bill. The pro-life movement will work tirelessly to expose the Democrats’ extremism and hold them accountable, until the day when every child is protected in law.”
The signing of the law comes as the Biden-Harris administration considers declaring a “public health emergency” to expand abortion on demand until birth nationwide. Vice President Harris was widely criticized for omitting the right to life from the Declaration of Independence during a recent speech promoting the administration’s pro-abortion agenda.
Fifteen states have strong pro-life laws in effect, with the potential to save over 125,000 lives annually. Every state with strong pro-life laws on the books allows necessary and timely medical treatment to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million 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.