FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828
Duly-Elected State Legislators Have to Right to Pass Laws that Reflect the Will of their Constituents
Washington, D.C. – This morning U.S. Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Richard Durbin (D-IL), will hold a hearing titled: “Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket.” The hearing is viewed by the pro-life movement as an attack on the Texas Heartbeat Act and the U. S. Supreme Court.
SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser commented:
“Desperate to stop pro-life progress in America, Democrats in Washington are pulling out all the stops to cast doubt on the right of the people to enact and enforce laws through their duly-elected state lawmakers. What started as a political threat to pack the Supreme Court has expanded into an outright assault on the legislative filibuster, and now this effort to undermine the credibility of the Supreme Court.
“Eager to protect unborn children and their mothers, Texans took creative action through their legislators to protect women and children and stop abortions after a child’s heartbeat can be detected. We are encouraged that the U.S. Supreme Court permitted this law to remain in effect during litigation and hope they will affirm states’ rights to modernize their laws when they consider the Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health case next session.”
Recent public opinion polls consistently show that Americans reject extreme abortion policies that Democrats would impose should the filibuster be removed.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has repeatedly made clear that there is “no circumstance in which [he] will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster.”
Earlier this year, SBA List launched a multi-media campaign that included a 3-stop press tour through West Virginia, thanking Senator Joe Manchin for standing strong to protect the filibuster. Just this week, the group launched a campaign thanking Manchin for his opposition to a reconciliation bill that includes taxpayer funding of abortion. The current campaign includes digital ads, radio, constituent phone calls, and billboards in West Virginia.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 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.