FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2022
Contact: Mallory Carroll, [email protected]
Biden-Schumer Dems Seek to Crush Debate, Impose Radical Agenda Nationwide
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life-group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) blasted U.S. Senate Democrats for promoting the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act.” Backed by the Biden administration, this legislation would effectively codify a right to abortion on demand until birth into federal law and nullify pro-life laws in states across the country, including late-term abortion limits when unborn children can feel pain, waiting periods, informed consent laws, antidiscrimination laws, and more.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) filed cloture on the bill on Thursday, setting the stage for a vote. SBA List previously announced it would score against the House bill and has issued a memo detailing its extreme provisions. In addition, the group’s research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute has provided expert legal analysis of the legislation.
“This radical ‘Abortion Until Birth Act’ would block popular pro-life laws around the country, including limits on late-term abortions when unborn babies feel pain, and effectively enshrine an unlimited abortion ‘right’ in federal law,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Pro-abortion Democrats are desperate to stop the pro-life momentum demonstrated by pro-life laws advancing in state legislatures nationwide. National Democratic leaders’ support for abortion on demand without limits, at taxpayer expense, is extreme – and grossly out of step with the majority of Americans who support common ground pro-life policies. We urge every one of our Senate allies to stand firm against this assault on innocent life and on democracy, and we will work tirelessly to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes.”
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi law that limits abortion after 15 weeks, the Supreme Court will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional. A decision is expected in the spring or summer of 2022.
In recent weeks, lawmakers in Arizona, Florida and West Virginia have advanced legislation to stop late abortions after 15 weeks, a point by which science shows unborn children can feel pain. Public opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans reject pro-abortion extremism.
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.