FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828
Washington, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today rolled back President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, rewriting the rules of the Title X family planning program to funnel taxpayer dollars to abortion businesses.
In response, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List blasted the administration in a statement:
“Abortion is the destruction of innocent human life, not ‘family planning,’ said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The strong majority of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand. The Protect Life Rule respected their will, as well as the plain statutory language of Title X – yet from day one, Joe Biden and his administration have worked to pay back the abortion lobby that spent millions to elect them.
“Democrats push this agenda at their own political peril. Americans reject abortion extremism and are eager to update our laws that allow abortion on demand up to birth, well past the point when unborn children feel pain. As the Supreme Court takes up the landmark Dobbs late abortion case, it has never been more urgent to correct the unjust, undemocratic precedents of the past. It’s time to restore the right of the people and their state lawmakers to protect unborn children and their mothers.”
During its 2021-2022 session the U.S. Supreme Court will consider Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act which would stop abortion beyond 15 weeks. The Court will hear oral arguments on December 1, and will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional.
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.