Pelosi Democrats Push Repeal of Protect Life Rule in FY2020 Spending Bill

July 31, 2020
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Once Again, Radical Pelosi Democrats Have Proven They Will Stop at Nothing to Promote Their Radical Abortion Agenda

Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) voiced strong disapproval of this year’s second federal spending package, which would fully repeal President Trump’s Protect Life Rule that protects taxpayers from funding abortion businesses via Title X. The group sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition to the House bill and indicating that this vote will be reflected in SBA List’s National Pro-Life Scorecard.

The House of Representatives passed the bill despite its violation of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement reached by congressional leaders in 2019, which stipulates: “There will be no poison pills, additional new riders… unless agreed to on a bipartisan basis by the four leaders with the approval of the President.” This agreement remains in effect through the 2021 fiscal year.

“This bill is in clear violation of the historic bipartisan agreement to preserve current federal pro-life policy, yet Democrats in Congress have recklessly chosen to pass it,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Repealing the Protect Life Rule would effectively unleash the flow of $60 million in taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, who consistently prioritize abortion and profits over the wellbeing of women and girls.

“The abortion extremism that we currently see from House Democrats is only a taste of what a Joe Biden presidency would look like. He would work with abortion radicals to obliterate longstanding pro-life policies and promote abortion on demand through birth on American taxpayers’ dime. This election is a matter of life and death. It is imperative that we re-elect President Trump, secure a strong pro-life Senate majority, and defeat extremists across the board.”

In addition to repealing the Protect Life Rule, the bill would also erase crucial conscience protections that prevent pro-life Americans from being forced to perform or participate in abortions, as well as being forced to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs through the Affordable Care Act. This is in direct contradiction to the recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the president’s conscience protection rules. Furthermore, Democrats seek to repeal the Dornan Amendment, which protects taxpayers from funding abortion in the District of Columbia.

President Trump has promised to veto “any legislation that weakens pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of human life at any stage.”

SBA List’s ground team has made more than one million in-person visits to voters and over 1.5 million live voter calls in battleground states to educate them about the life and death stakes of this election. Learn more at

SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 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.











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