Biden Budget Guts Longstanding Pro-Life Protections, Forces Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, (240) 672-2828

Americans Support Common-Ground Pro-Life Policies Like the Hyde Amendment; Congress Urged to Fight Back

Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden today released a budget proposal that excludes the Hyde Amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortion. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued a statement blasting the budget:

“For more than four decades, the Hyde family of pro-life policies has kept American taxpayers out of the abortion business, with the Hyde Amendment itself saving nearly 2.5 million lives. The Biden budget throws that longstanding, bipartisan consensus out the window to fulfill a campaign promise to the radical abortion lobby,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Once a supporter of policies that protect the lives of the unborn and their mothers, President Biden today caters to the most extreme voices within his party. The majority of Americans remain opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion. We urge our congressional allies to be fearless in fighting to preserve the common-ground Hyde principle and to reject any budget that omits vital pro-life protections.”

SBA List’s policy team is scrutinizing the budget in detail today and will share further analysis on Twitter @SBAList.

Recent polling shows 77% of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas, and 58% oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.

Yesterday more than 60 pro-life leaders sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to fight for the Hyde Amendment and other similar longstanding pro-life riders during the appropriations process. Learn more at sba-list.org/hyde.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 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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