For Immediate Release: December 1, 2023
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Washington, D.C. – Following Thursday’s debate between Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement:
“Last night’s debate shocked the national conscience when California Governor Gavin Newsom refused to support any protections for babies in the womb. Even when given several opportunities, No-Limits Newsom would not list a single limit he supports on abortion – not even in the seventh, eighth or ninth month. This stunning declaration from Newsom confirms to the American people that the former Democratic platform of ‘safe, legal and rare’ abortions is now in the ash heap of history. Today’s Democratic Party stands for all-trimester abortions, for any reason on demand. That position is not only inhumane but wildly out of step with the nearly three fourths of Americans who want limits on abortion after 15 weeks when science shows babies feel pain.”
Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute commented:
“Governor Newsom’s statement that late-term abortions almost always occur for fetal anomalies or to protect the life of the mother is categorically and scientifically false. It’s important to note that only two states (Florida and Utah) bother to collect data related to late-term abortions. California refuses to provide any abortion data, and it hasn’t been included in the CDC’s annual abortion report since 1997. However, available state data shows 88% of late abortions occur for elective social and financial reasons. Abortion industry researchers report that indecision and relationship breakdown frequently motivate women to obtain late abortions. We also know that each year, over 50,000 abortions are performed after 15 weeks of gestation, when unborn babies can feel pain. As an OB-GYN with over 30 years of experience, it’s imperative that Americans understand that late-term abortions aren’t a fringe issue, but a serious problem that demands action.”
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.