FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828
New $200,000 Ad Campaign Urges Sen. Manchin to Stand Strong and Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in Massive Spending Bill
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List today announced a $200,000 expansion of their campaign thanking U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for standing for West Virginians and Americans to oppose taxpayer funding of abortion on demand in President Biden’s massive reconciliation bill. The expansion of the campaign first launched in September includes new digital and radio ads running statewide in West Virginia, as well as an activist call campaign.
The House-passed $2 trillion reconciliation bill which dramatically expands taxpayer funding of abortion is now before the Senate for consideration. Senator Manchin said in late September the bill would be “dead on arrival” if it did not contain the Hyde Amendment, preventing taxpayer funding of abortion.
Excerpt from ad script:
“It all comes down to this. The only thing between us and [Democrats] plans to bankrupt America and force West Virginians to pay for abortion in Senator Joe Manchin.
“He is holding the line against their extreme agenda. Thank Senator Manchin for standing strong and not forcing us to pay for abortions.”
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised Senator Manchin, saying:
“We thank Senator Manchin for committing to stop taxpayer funding of abortion via the reconciliation bill, saying that it is ‘dead on arrival’ without the Hyde Amendment applying to the trillions of dollars in new spending,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Now that the reconciliation bill is before the Senate, we are mobilizing West Virginians to thank Senator Manchin for this bold stand and urge him not to give into pressure from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, and the extreme pro-abortion lobby.”
In November, the Pelosi-led House of Representatives advanced a massive $2 trillion reconciliation bill that dramatically expands taxpayer funding of abortion. Under the bill’s new health care expansion, the federal government would even fund abortions with taxpayer dollars in pro-life states that have currently opted out of abortion funding. SBA List scored against the legislation, detailing the expansions of taxpayer-funded abortion in the massive bill. The U.S. Senate is now considering the legislation.
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.