|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2020
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
[email protected], (202) 223-8073
New Study: More than 2.4 Million Lives Saved by Hyde Amendment
Washington, D.C. – Susan B. Anthony List’s research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) today released a new study which finds that more than 2.4 million lives have been saved by the Hyde Amendment –– as of July 1, 2020. Previous research by CLI Associate Scholar Dr. Michael New found that the Hyde Amendment saves approximately 60,000 unborn children each year by preventing taxpayer funding of abortion on demand. The new estimate reflects recent policy changes in three states.
The news comes one day after Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced an amendment to strip the Hyde Amendment from this year’s federal spending bill and the same day more than 100 Christian pastors and other life advocates sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee urging them to drop opposition to Hyde from their party platform.
“More than 2.4 million Americans are alive today because of the Hyde Amendment – but Joe Biden, Ayanna Pressley, and fellow extremist Democrats have pledged to eliminate Hyde and other crucial pro-life policies, forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand through birth, said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This stance is deeply unpopular among a majority of Americans – including many rank-and-file Democrats – yet Democratic Party leadership has vowed to repeal Hyde. President Trump, in contrast, has acted on the will of the American people from day one by doing everything in his power to stop taxpayer-funded abortion.
“The stakes of this pivotal election year are life or death for countless children waiting to be born. SBA List’s ground team is working tirelessly to contact 4.6 million voters in key battleground states – as many as the last three election cycles combined – to re-elect President Trump and secure a strong pro-life Senate majority. Our efforts include reaching out to the millions of pro-life Democrats and Independents who reject Biden’s extremism to ensure every pro-life voter’s voice is heard at the ballot box.”
Polling released by SBA List in June of last year found that a majority (50%) of voters are less likely to support Biden (35% strongly less likely to support) following his announcement that he supports using tax dollars to pay for abortions after decades of opposing taxpayer funding of abortion. This includes 55% of Independent voters who say they are less likely to support him.
Additionally, a Marist Poll earlier this year shows 44% of Democrats and 62% of Independents want to vote for a candidate who supports common-ground limits on abortion. SBA List is tracking Biden’s extremism at www.LifeOnTheBallot.com.
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.