FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2021
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Once Again, Sen. Manchin Bucks Extremism of His Party, Stands for the Unborn and Pro-life Americans
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List today praised U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for standing for West Virginians and Americans to defeat President Biden’s massive reconciliation bill (The Build Back Better Act) which would dramatically expand taxpayer funding of abortion on demand. The group today launched new digital and radio ads to expand their six-figure “Thank You Manchin” campaign by $100,000.
One ad script reads:
“The multi-trillion-dollar Biden-Pelosi spending plan, forcing us to pay for abortion, has been defeated… and it’s because Senator Joe Manchin stood strong. Thank Manchin for keeping his word and not forcing West Virginians to pay for abortion.”
Last Sunday on Fox News, when asked about his stance on the Build Back Better Act, Senator Manchin stated:
“If I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it – and I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation.”
SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser thanked Senator Manchin saying:
“We commend Senator Manchin for standing strong this entire year to protect unborn children and keep American taxpayer money away from the radical abortion lobby. He’s right: he would not be able to explain to West Virginians, some of the most pro-life people in our country, a vote that would have expanded gruesome painful abortions and forced his constituents to pay for it. His courage has saved countless lives, and it has not gone unnoticed.”
In November, the Pelosi-led House of Representatives passed a massive a $2 trillion reconciliation bill that dramatically expands taxpayer funding of abortion. Without Senator Manchin’s support for the bill, it failed to receive a vote in the Senate before the end of the year.
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.
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.