FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2016
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Pro-life Pence Motivates Voters in Battleground States
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Mike Pence went on offense to expose the Clinton-Kaine position on abortion during last night’s Vice Presidential debate:
“But what I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton, and now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like partial birth abortion. I mean, to hold to the view – and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally – but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me. I can’t conscience about a party that supports that. And I know [Sen. Kaine has] historically opposed taxpayer funding of abortion, but Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the longstanding provision in the law where we said we wouldn’t use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.”
“More and more young people today are embracing life because we know we’re better for it. Like Mother Teresa said at that famous national prayer breakfast: Bring the children. Let’s welcome the children into our world.”
“A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirmed, the disabled and the unborn. I believe it with all my heart that I couldn’t be more proud to be standing with a pro-life candidate in Donald Trump.”
Reflecting on the strong debate performance, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following comment:
“Gov. Pence hit the nail on the head last night. The Clinton-Kaine position in support of abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers, is dramatically out of step with the majority of Americans – and even among members of their own party. SBA List and our partner super PAC, Women Speak Out, have been on the ground in battleground states bringing this message not only to pro-life voters, but persuadable Democrats and Hispanics voters as well. To hear Gov. Pence lay out the clear difference between the two tickets is encouraging and motivating for voters who can make the difference in this election.”
A recent Marist poll found that a majority of Americans (62 percent) oppose taxpayer funding of abortion including 45 percent of those who say they are “pro-choice” and 44 percent of Democrats. According to Gallup, one-third of Democrats identify themselves as pro-life.
Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.