|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020
|CONTACT: Prudence Robertson
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon the United States Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The legislation includes the pro-life Hyde Amendment which stops taxpayer funding of abortion-on-demand.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following response:
“Congress did right by the American people by successfully applying the Hyde Amendment to funds in the coronavirus supplemental bill. This is vital to continue longstanding precedent that health-related funds are always life-affirming. Americans should not have to worry about whether or not emergency funds related to a legitimate health crisis could be ill-used for abortion-related purposes. We are thankful to Congress for working in a bipartisan fashion to pass this legislation that preserves Hyde protections. We commend President Trump and his administration for their unwavering leadership and insistence on Hyde protections. In this time of uncertainty, we will continue to work diligently to defend the lives of the unborn.”
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 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.