FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 703-380-6674
Pro-lifers will work with New Administration to Fulfill Pro-life Commitments
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrates the beginning of a new, pro-life administration as Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States.
On this historic occasion, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser stated:
“We are pleased to see pro-life President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence sworn in today and look forward to immediately working together to advance protections for unborn children and their mothers. Already, the difference between this administration and its predecessor could not be more clear. President Trump continually surrounds himself with key advisers and personnel who share his commitment to protecting the lives of the vulnerable, as well as pro-life taxpayers. We have been impressed by the skill and experience of the team he has put in place during the transition. Together, we will advance a culture of life by fulfilling the pro-life commitments made during the campaign. With pro-life President Trump and a pro-life Congress, we have an historic opportunity to advance policy that will save lives.”
In a letter to Pro-life Movement leaders in September of 2016, then candidate Trump enlisted Dannenfelser to serve as National Chairwoman of his campaign’s Pro-life Coalition and outlined four pro-life policy commitments:
- Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court
- Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide
- Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women
- Making the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions
Leading up to Election Day, SBA List reached 1.6 million pro-life voters, including 1.1 million voters contacted directly at their homes in the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Missouri. Donald Trump and pro-life Senate candidates won in every state where SBA List engaged.
“This is a day of hope for the pro-life movement, which has fought so tenaciously to protect unborn children and their mothers in every political climate,” continued Dannenfelser. “This election cycle, thousands of grassroots pro-lifers came together in an unprecedented effort to defeat abortion extremists and change the course of our nation. SBA List’s outreach to 1.6 million low propensity pro-life voters and persuadable Democratic and Hispanic voters in crucial battleground states sealed victory for Donald Trump and ensured pro-life majorities in both houses of Congress.”
Susan B. Anthony List and its connected super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.