Tonight, in response to statements from Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan about the right to life, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser had the following comments:
“Tonight, Congressman Ryan explained the pro-life position with clarity and candor. His thoughtful response outlined how many of us in the pro-life movement have come to recognize the dignity of the unborn child – through both our faculties of faith and reason. The Romney-Ryan ticket is clearly committed to protecting American women and unborn children – as well as our conscience rights and religious freedom.
“Vice President Biden grossly misled the viewers and brushed over legitimate objections by people of all faiths to this administration’s unprecedented assault on religious organizations and individuals. The HHS preventative services mandate forces Americans of faith and conscience to violate their beliefs and be directly responsible for paying for insurance programs which cover abortion-inducing drugs. Coverage for such drugs is not preventative women’s healthcare and the vice president’s response tonight demonstrated a shocking disregard for our first freedom.”