Republicans Offer Motion To Protect Unborn Children From Harmful Substances

January 10, 2020
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
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Washington, D.C.  – Today Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) commends Republican leaders’ for offering a pro-life Motion to Recommit to H.R. 535 PFAS Action Act of 2019. This motion would ensure that unborn babies are included in the definition of “potentially vulnerable populations” regarding the effects of certain harmful chemicals and substances. The motion was offered by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) this morning.

“We thank our pro-life allies in Congress for advancing this motion to recommit, and strongly support it.” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This motion ensures that unborn babies are taken into consideration when studying the effects of certain toxins on vulnerable populations. To vote against it would be to vote against protecting unborn babies, who may be particularly vulnerable to chemical exposure. We are encouraged by the leadership of Leader McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, Rep. Greg Walden, Rep. John Shimkus, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.”

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser submitted a letter today in support of this commonsense motion.

The House approved similar language in 2004 with 47 Democrats, but today only four Democrats voted in support.

SBA List is a network of 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.



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