Pro-life Movement Refuses to be Run Over

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2016
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Rolling Stone Gets it wrong: Donald Trump has Committed to Top Pro-life Priorities

Washington, D.C.Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following response to Sarah Posner’s Rolling Stone piece entitled How Trump Ran over the Anti-Abortion Movement.

“Rolling Stone got it wrong. We may not like everything he says, but Donald Trump has committed to the pro-life movement’s top legislative priorities of stopping brutal, late-term abortions after five months and to defunding Planned Parenthood. Ms. Posner’s assertion that Trump is running over the pro-life movement is simply untrue and ignores the work we have put in to ensure every GOP presidential candidate is committed to our pro-life agenda.”

Dannenfelser went on to take Donald Trump to task for his support for Planned Parenthood, saying:

“Mr. Trump has repeatedly said that, as President, he will defund Planned Parenthood so long as they continue to do abortions. We applaud him for this stand, but ask that he reconsider his repeated assertion that the group does ‘wonderful things’ beyond abortion. According to the group’s own annual reports, this could not be further from the truth. Planned Parenthood is a profitdriven, abortion-centered business – and a bad investment for taxpayers.

“A new Center for Medical Progress video released this week showed once again that Planned Parenthood’s highest executives are willing to engage in the harvest and sale of the body parts of aborted children. We ask Mr. Trump to watch this video series and urgently take off the rose-colored glasses he wears when talking about Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump’s silence on this horror at the core of Planned Parenthood needs to end.”

Comprehensive, whole-woman health care centers (find the closest to you at www.getyourcare.org) outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20 to 1 nationwide, and exist in rural and urban areas.

Over the past three reported years (2012-2014), Planned Parenthood has performed nearly one million abortions (978,818). Abortions actually make up 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolutions (compared to adoption referrals and prenatal services). Previously, Slate called Planned Parenthood’s “3 percent” stat “the most meaningless abortion statistic ever.”

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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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