For Immediate Release: October 2, 2023
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Washington, D.C. –In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of pro-abortion activist Laphonza Butler to replace late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following reaction:
“The abortion lobby spends millions to elect Democrats who back its agenda of abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, paid for by taxpayers. Democrats like Newsom, in turn, are beholden to the abortion lobby. The pay-to-play system couldn’t be more obvious, with an unelected Senate seat as the ultimate reward. Newsom even passed over staunch pro-abortion candidates who reside in California, in favor of a Beltway insider and the biggest pro-abortion extremist he could find.
“The last thing Washington needs is another rubber stamp for the brutal abortion industry. Biden likewise heads the most radical pro-abortion administration in history. Voters need to realize the days of ‘safe, legal and rare’ are gone – today’s Democratic Party stands for abortion any time, for any reason with no limits up to birth. Republicans should stand up for life and embrace at least minimum national protections at 15 weeks, when babies in the womb feel pain, and go on offense to contrast themselves with their opponents’ extremism.”
EMILY’s List appeared to scrub its website of a reference to Butler’s Maryland residence in the hours after her appointment was announced. The group spent $112 million in the 2020 presidential election cycle and $102 million in the 2022 midterms. According to OpenSecrets, in the last federal election cycle, EMILY’s List made 100% of their total contributions in support of Democrats.
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.