|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2019
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
[email protected] | 202-223-8073
Washington, D.C. – Tonight the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019. The funding bill repeals President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which stops U.S. taxpayer funding of the abortion industry overseas. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement in response:
“While many lawmakers are focused on getting the government funded and running, Nancy Pelosi did not waste a moment trying to force American taxpayers to prop up the abortion industry. Her first act as Speaker leaves no doubt about House Democrats’ senseless priorities for the next two years,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The American people have repeatedly voiced their opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion and President Trump honored their will by taking immediate action to stop U.S. exportation of abortion around the world on taxpayers’ dime. We thank our pro-life allies, especially Leader McCarthy and Representative Granger, for their efforts to remove the pro-abortion poison pill in this spending bill. We are confident that as the fight over funding the government continues, the pro-life Senate majority and the President will not stand for any attempt to undermine this administration’s pro-life policies.”
SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 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.