“We are pleased the 5th Circuit has reinstated the Heartbeat Act while litigation continues. Every day this law is in effect, unborn children with beating hearts are saved and mothers are protected,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Together with the state’s $100 million per year Alternatives to Abortion program, the Heartbeat Act reflects the clear will of Texans to both protect unborn babies in the law and provide compassionate support for women and families. That it was even temporarily blocked shows the chilling effect of the Supreme Court’s unworkable precedents on the will of the people. The Dobbs late abortion case presents a critical opportunity to update our laws and let this debate move forward democratically after being stifled for two generations.”
“The people of Texas speaking through their state legislators acted to protect unborn children with beating hearts, who are as human as you and me,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The Heartbeat Act is estimated to have saved more than 4,700 babies since it took effect over a month ago. Now an unelected judge has interfered with the clearly expressed will of Texans. For two generations, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied the hands of states to enact laws protecting unborn children and their mothers. It is time to restore this right to the people and update our laws.”
“Abortion is the destruction of innocent human life, not ‘family planning,’ said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The strong majority of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand. The Protect Life Rule respected their will, as well as the plain statutory language of Title X – yet from day one, Joe Biden and his administration have worked to pay back the abortion lobby that spent millions to elect them.
“The Dobbs late abortion case is potentially the most consequential abortion case in fifty years. The Court has a landmark opportunity to correct its past overreach and once again allow states to pass common ground pro-life laws that reflect the will of the people,” said SBA List national spokeswoman Mallory Quigley. “Because of the Court, the U.S. is among only a handful of nations worldwide to allow abortion on demand up until the moment of birth. Americans are eager to update our country’s abortion laws – at least after the point by which unborn children feel pain.”
“A woman who was my patient recalled tearfully how her mother forced her to undergo an abortion; then her current boyfriend wanted her to abort this, her second child. She strongly desired both of her children, how is this a woman’s choice?”
“We thank Senator Manchin for committing to stop taxpayer funding of abortion in the reconciliation bill,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “There has long been consensus among the American people – regardless of party – that taxpayers should never be forced to pay for abortions. We praise Senator Manchin for standing up for this consensus and for the pro-life values of his West Virginia constituents.”