FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 202-223-8073
Dannenfelser: Clinton is ‘shockingly out of touch’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hillary Clinton today labeled pro-life Americans and specifically pro-life presidential candidates as “terrorists.” Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) president Marjorie Dannenfelser responded saying:
“Hillary Clinton’s outrageous comparison of pro-life Americans to terrorists is a slap in the face to every American – whether Republican or Democrat, woman or man – who value the gift of Life and support commonsense limits on abortion. She is shockingly out of touch.
“Over the last few weeks, America’s eyes have been opened to the pain that Planned Parenthood, a top Clinton ally, inflicts on the vulnerable. Graphic undercover videos have revealed Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and vivisecting unborn children and then profiting off of their organs. Rather than defaming compassionate, sensible Americans who want to stop this horror, Clinton ought to be distancing herself from the abortion business.
“Doubling down on her support for unlimited abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers, will not win voters to Clinton’s cause.”
Fact Sheet: In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services. Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%. Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and even their contraceptive services dropped by 4%.
Fact Sheet: There are 13 times more Federally Qualified Health Centers (9,170) that do not provide abortion than there are Planned Parenthood centers (700).
Fact Sheet: The United States is second in the world in number of abortions each year. If Planned Parenthood were included for comparison, it would rank sixth in the world in number of abortions carried out annually.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent more than $16 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.