“The stakes of this election could not be higher. Democratic contenders for president are lining up to support abortion on demand, and even infanticide, and declaring war on even the most modest pro-life policies. Meanwhile, President Trump has governed as the most pro-life president in our nation’s history,” said Mallory Quigley, national spokeswoman for Susan B. Anthony List and Women Speak Out PAC’s independent expenditure campaign.
“Democrats are proving to be completely out of step with their base on abortion, and they are feeling it. It’s time they see that consensus is necessary to move forward on this debate in a way that honors American opinion. This is not only the right thing to do but the politically smart thing to do,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The overwhelming majority of Americans – including 75 percent of Independents and 70 percent of Democrats – want Congress to ensure that babies who survive abortions receive the medical care they deserve. A strong majority want to protect unborn children after five months of pregnancy, when we know they can feel excruciating pain. These compassionate, common-ground bills would have become law long ago, were it not for extremist Democrats beholden to the radical abortion lobby.
“Abortion activists have made clear their intent to persuade activist judges to strike down pro-life laws and enshrine abortion-on-demand in the Constitution of the United States,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “To install a ‘Right to Abortion’ in the U.S. Constitution would be to deny the most basic right upon which our nation was founded: the right to life.
“This radical and egregiously misnamed bill would strike down democratically enacted state and federal protections for unborn children and their mothers nationwide, expanding abortion on demand through birth. It would sweep away even the most modest pro-life protections, such as popular limits on late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, health and safety standards for abortion facilities, informed consent, and conscience protections.
“As a nurse I held a precious child who had been abandoned to die alone in the hospital’s soiled utility room after surviving an abortion. Twenty years later, we are still fighting for the basic care these little ones deserve.
“Every last Democrat candidate for president supports abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers. They want to end the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and oppose compassionate measures to protect babies born-alive after failed abortions. Their abortion radicalism isn’t only reprehensible, is a major liability for them at the ballot box,” said Mallory Quigley, national spokeswoman for Susan B. Anthony List and Women Speak Out PAC’s independent expenditure campaign.