For Immediate Release: September 28, 2023
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Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. House passing a one-year reauthorization of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with guardrails to protect the integrity of the program and the lives of vulnerable children in the womb, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated saying:
“PEPFAR is a wonderful bipartisan program that combats HIV/AIDS around the globe. PEPFAR is not going anywhere, nor should it. In fact, a bill to continue the program has passed in the House with critical pro-life guardrails. We applaud the House for protecting the core mission of the program against the Biden Administration’s attempts to use an AIDS relief program to jam their agenda to fund abortion providing groups to carry out ‘reproductive health, rights and services,’” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “These are coded terms for abortion on demand exported to countries around the world, a position the majority of Americans disagree with. The Biden Administration has made it clear they will stop at nothing to force their radical abortion agenda into every facet of federal government, including a popular bipartisan program that combats AIDS around the world. They’re choosing to fund abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation, an organization notorious for going against PEPFAR’s mission of saving lives. That is why we rejected the newly indicted Senator Menendez’s five-year PEPFAR reauthorization effort. We are grateful the House recognized the importance of protecting the integrity of the program and hope the Senate does the same.
“We thank Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Chris Smith and their colleagues for their work to ensure this program remains focused on its core mission – providing critical relief and combating HIV/AIDS.”
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.