TODAY: Senate Dems Fearmonger on Abortion, Push Dangerous Lies

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2024
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Washington, D.C. – Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing today decrying protections for babies in the womb held by nearly half the country after the landmark Dobbs Supreme Court decision. The hearing, misleadingly titled “The Assault on Women’s Freedoms: How Abortion Bans Have Created a Health Care Nightmare Across America,” will take place at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Melissa Ohden, MSW, founder and director of The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN), a healing and advocacy organization for survivors of abortion violence, will testify. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion intended to take her life at approximately seven months gestation. At ASN, Melissa and her team have connected with over 700 survivors of abortion procedures.

Christina Francis, M.D., a practicing board-certified OB-GYN and CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, will also testify. Dr. Francis offers her medical expertise, knowledge of bioethics, and pro-life reasoning both here in the U.S. and around the globe. She has always had a passion for human rights, spending a significant portion of her life in various countries working tirelessly on behalf of women and children.

Ahead of the hearing, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America slammed the Democrats’ extremism in a statement:

“Pro-abortion Democrats resort to fearmongering to drive their radical abortion agenda, rather than presenting women with the facts they deserve. Every pro-life law in the country allows doctors to provide life-saving emergency care for pregnant women and to say otherwise is disingenuous. Doctors and hospitals that refuse to treat women to save their lives are in the wrong, letting politically motivated confusion override their clinical judgment. While Democrats thrive off this confusion, doctors deserve the facts. Pro-life laws are not in conflict with emergency medical care for pregnant women,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “Abortion advocates shamefully and intentionally spread misinformation that puts women’s lives at risk, all to push an agenda of abortion on demand for any reason funded by taxpayer dollars, including late-term abortions when baby can feel pain. Both mother and child deserve compassionate care, rather than the brutality of abortion.”

Every Democrat on the Senate HELP Committee voted has voted for the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, which is also backed by President Biden. SBA Pro-Life America details how this bill would go further than Roe v. Wade to impose no-limits abortion on demand at any point in pregnancy, everywhere in America.

Multiple post-Dobbs polls show that at least seven in 10 Americans support significant limits on abortion.

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.


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