FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2012
Contact: Mallory Quigley, (202) 223-8073
Dannenfelser: Abortion-inducing Drugs Are Not Preventative Women’s Healthcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser skewered President Obama’s compromise plan after his administration’s mandate for religiously-affiliated organizations caused a national uproar.
“The compromise is unacceptable because it makes government the arbiter of individual conscience,” said Ms. Dannenfelser. “Forcing insurance companies to be directly responsible for providing abortion-inducing drugs and forcing religious organizations to cooperate is an assault on religious freedom.
“Coverage for abortion-inducing drugs such as ella is not preventative women’s healthcare. This intrusion on rights of conscience by the Obama Administration claiming concern for ‘women’s rights or human rights’ puts dangerous ideology over liberty.
“”Who decides?’ used to be the slogan of the feminist movement advocating for a woman’s so-called right to choose,” Dannenfelser continued. “With this ‘compromise’, President Obama again asserts that it is the government who decides: government who decides what a properly formed conscience looks like, government who decides how to run a business, and government who determines how a religious nonprofit may act in the public square.
“Continuously putting abortion ideology ahead of religious freedom, now President Obama may also be forcing thousands of faith-based schools, hospitals and charities out of the public square entirely.”
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 330,000 Americans dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.