FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828
Biden Betrays “Unity” Promise Again, Catering to the Extreme Abortion Lobby
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today condemned remarks made by Shalanda Young, President Biden’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, characterizing efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand as “economic and racial justice.”
Earlier this week President Biden signed the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion since Obamacare, breaking with longstanding bipartisan consensus. Unlike previous COVID-19 relief packages, the so-called “American Rescue Plan” does not contain Hyde Amendment protections.
“Shalanda Young’s radical support for abortion on demand ignores the devastating toll of abortion on black communities: an abortion rate four times higher than that of their white counterparts. This isn’t justice – it is a profound injustice,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The fact is, the Hyde Amendment saves 60,000 lives every year.
“Young’s views are far outside the mainstream and make her unfit to help lead the agency responsible for implementing the federal budget. The strong majority of Americans, including millions of Democrats and Independents, oppose forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand. Moreover, low-income women are more likely to identify as pro-life and support the Hyde Amendment.
“This nominee is just the latest example of Biden and Harris catering to the radical abortion lobby that spent millions to elect them, betraying Biden’s promise to unite the country. We thank our pro-life Republican allies for speaking out in opposition to this completely inappropriate pick. Susan B. Anthony List will work tirelessly to expose the extremism of the Biden-Harris administration and hold them accountable at the ballot box.”
Peer-reviewed research authored by Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Drs. James Studnicki, John Fisher, and James Sherley and based on CDC data finds a significant racial disparity in U.S. abortions:
- In the U.S., the black abortion rate is over three times the white abortion rate, and the disparity continues to increase.
- In a single state in 2018 (Pennsylvania), abortion made up more than 82% of total black years of potential life lost (YPLL).
- Racial disparity in abortion is ignored by the science community and popular media – despite its consequential demographic impact.
A Marist/Knights of Columbus poll released earlier this year found that 58% percent of Americans – including 65% of Independents and nearly one third of Democrats – oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.
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.