Marjorie Dannenfelser's statement on King v. Burwell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2015
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement:

“Obamacare was enacted only after a group of self-identified pro-life Democrats caved and accepted a ‘promise’ by President Obama that it would not include taxpayer funding of abortion. The debate over whether that promise was kept was put to rest last year by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, which identified more than 1,000 Obamacare plans that include abortion on-demand, subsidized with our tax dollars. Today’s Supreme Court decision makes it clear that the fate of taxpayer funding of abortion and therefore the fate of countless unborn children rests in the hands of Congress. That’s why Congress must enact the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion across all government programs, including Obamacare. If the President were truly committed to ensuring that no tax dollars pay for abortions under Obamacare, he’d sign it into law.  Congress must continue to press this debate forward.” 

The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide. 

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