FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2022
Contact: Mallory Carroll, [email protected]
SBA List Will Score Today’s Vote on Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of a U.S. Senate vote today on H.R. 3755, better known as the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced that it will score the vote and issued a memo detailing the bill’s extreme provisions. Backed by the Biden administration, this legislation would effectively codify a right to abortion on demand until birth into federal law and nullify pro-life laws enacted by democratically elected legislators in states across the country.
In addition, SBA List’s research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute has provided expert legal analysis of the legislation.
Popular pro-life laws nullified by the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act would include:
- Limits on late-term abortion when unborn children can feel pain.
- Bans on inhumane live-dismemberment abortions.
- Bans on discriminatory abortions for race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis.
- Health and safety standards for abortion facilities.
- Parental involvement laws that protect minors from exploitation.
- Laws that give women an opportunity to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and ensure that they are fully informed about the developing baby whose life is ended by abortion.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser blasted the legislation, saying:
“Pro-abortion Democrats in Washington will stop at nothing to impose their radical, unpopular agenda nationwide. Biden, Pelosi and Schumer’s ‘Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act’ would enshrine an unlimited abortion ‘right’ in federal law and block common ground pro-life laws around the country, including limits on late-term abortions when unborn babies feel pain, bans on lethal discrimination abortions, and many more. At a time of growing pro-life momentum in state legislatures, national Democratic leaders’ support for abortion on demand without limits, at taxpayer expense, is grossly out of step with the will of the American people. We urge every one of our Senate allies to stand firm against this assault on innocent life and on democracy, and we will work tirelessly to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes.”
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi law that limits abortion after 15 weeks, the Supreme Court will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional. A decision is expected in the spring or summer of 2022.
In recent weeks, lawmakers in Arizona, Florida and West Virginia have advanced legislation to stop late abortions after 15 weeks, a point by which science shows unborn children can feel pain. Public opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans reject pro-abortion extremism.
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.