Pro-Life Legislation

After the tidal wave of pro-life activism sent a new pro-life majority to the House of Representatives during the 2012 Midterm Elections, the SBA List has had two main legislative priorities: ending all federal funding of abortion and ending taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. Learn more about our role in the battle to Stop Abortion Funding as well as the fight to Defund Planned Parenthood both at the federal and state levels.

Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940 & S.1204)

The Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940/S.1204) would protect the rights of taxpayers and health care workers against the Obama administration’s assault on conscience and religious liberty, including the HHS abortion-pill mandate. The comprehensive conscience legislation is led by two SBA List-endorsed women: Representative Diane Black (R-TN) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE).

Take Action: Tell your Representative and your Senators to protect the rights of taxpayers and health care workers against the Obama administration’s assault on conscience and religious liberty.

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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797)

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670) would protect unborn babies beginning at 20 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy – and is the Susan B. Anthony List’s top legislative priority. This landmark legislation, passed by a wide margin in the House in a historic June 2013 vote, would save roughly 18,000 lives each year. Strong scientific evidence reveals that an unborn child can feel excruciating pain by at least 20 weeks.

Take Action:
Tell your Senators to co-sponsor and demand a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670).

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Defunding Planned Parenthood

SBA List-endorsed pro-life women are leading the charge to defund America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, of taxpayer dollars. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, H.R. 61 and H.R. 217, identical bills that would prohibit federal funding of all abortion providers. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is the lead sponsor of the Senate version (S.135).

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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7 & S.946)

In the last Congress, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act was one of the very first bills introduced in the House and passed overwhelmingly in a 251-175 vote. This year, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) re-introduced the bipartisan No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R.7) in the House, while Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the same bill (S.946) in the Senate. This bill would put an end to taxpayer funding of abortion by codifying the longstanding Hyde Amendment and applying it to all government spending.

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