FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Democrats Will Stop at Nothing to Ensure Taxpayer Dollars Go Towards Abortion on Demand Until Birth
Washington, D.C. – Today Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America announced it will score against H.R. 8373, Democrats’ “Right to Contraception Act,” better described as the Payouts for Planned Parenthood Act. The SBA score letter reads in part:
“Far from being a bill that simply allows for access to contraception, this bill seeks to bail out the abortion industry, trample conscience rights, and require uninhibited access to dangerous chemical abortion drugs.”
The letter points out that, although domestic family planning was federally funded at nearly $1.8 billion in FY 2020, this legislation:
- Seeks to guarantee funding to abortion businesses by barring federal and state governments from redirecting contraception funding to life-affirming health care providers.
- Would override state and federal freedom of conscience laws.
- Explicitly excludes application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- Could overturn laws regulating chemical abortion and mandate access to dangerous abortion drugs, due to its overbroad definition of contraceptives.
SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser added:
“Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats will stop at nothing to ensure the abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood has a steady flow of taxpayer dollars to prop up their brutal business. Abortion is violence and no health care provider should ever be forced to be complicit. Moreover, with thousands of pregnancy and health centers across the country that vastly outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities and offer women real choices, the abortion industry does not need or deserve tax dollars. The Payouts for Planned Parenthood Act is just the latest ploy for the Democrats to impose abortion on demand until birth nationwide and funnel money to the abortion lobby that is spending $150 million to get them elected. They will be held accountable for their radical, deeply unpopular agenda.”
Charlotte Lozier Institute recently released a full analysis and map that shows pregnancy centers and community-based health clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 14 to 1 across the United States.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million 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.