FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Prime-Time Speech on “Threats to Democracy” Makes No Mention of Pro-Abortion Terrorism
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s remarks in his prime-time address tonight, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America issued the following statement:
“President Biden once again failed to name and condemn violence against pro-life advocates, including pregnancy centers that care for vulnerable and underserved populations,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other organizations across America exist to provide vital material, medical, and educational support to millions of families each year. 76% of voters support pregnancy centers – including overwhelming majorities of rank-and-file Democrats and pro-choice voters. Yet these, not brutal abortion facilities, are the organizations pro-abortion Democrats want to ‘shut down.’
SBA Pro-Life America has documented more than 80 incidents of violence, vandalism and intimidation directed toward pro-life individuals and organizations since the leak of a draft opinion in the Dobbs case. In June the group joined CatholicVote and over a dozen political organizations in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding action.
“Long gone are the days when leading Democrats said abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ Now Biden is using the full force of the federal government to promote abortion on demand until birth, paid for by taxpayers, and endorsed destroying the Senate filibuster to push that agenda through. Democrat candidates like Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan and Stacey Abrams can’t name a single limit on abortion they would support, while almost every Democrat in Congress backs the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act that would block commonsense protections for unborn babies and their mothers nationwide. These are the true extremists.
“Biden’s Democratic Party is wildly out of step with 90% of voters – including women, Independents, and rank-and-file Democrats – who reject abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Our ground team is working hard to educate voters in key battleground states, hold extremists accountable and stop the radical Biden agenda.”
This election cycle, SBA Pro-Life America and its entities plan to spend $78 million to protect life across America. This includes reaching eight million voters across battleground states – four million directly at their doors – to elect pro-life leaders across America and in D.C.
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.