|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2019
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
Pro-life Leaders Halt Dems’ Attack on Trump’s Pro-life Policies
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today celebrated as President Trump and pro-life leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate defeated the anti-life Shaheen amendment to the State and Foreign Operations bill. If enacted the amendment would have increased funding for domestic organizations that promote abortion overseas.
Earlier this year, nearly four dozen pro-life organizations spearheaded by SBA List sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging them to reject the Shaheen amendment.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following comment:
“We are pleased that the anti-life Shaheen Amendment has been eliminated from the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Senator Shaheen sought to add highly partisan, controversial language that would have increased taxpayer funding to U.S.-based organizations that promote abortion overseas and required one-sided targeting of the Trump administration’s pro-life policies – violating the groundbreaking budget agreement that Democratic Leaders Pelosi and Schumer were obligated to honor. We thank President Trump for his strong leadership, as well as Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Minority Leader McCarthy, Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Granger, and all our pro-life allies for holding pro-abortion Democrats accountable. We trust that they will continue to stand against any effort to undermine President Trump’s pro-life policies.”
The Bipartisan Budget Agreement reached by congressional leaders and the Trump administration earlier this year stipulates: “There will be no poison pills, additional new riders…unless agreed to on a bipartisan basis by the four leaders with the approval of the President.”
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 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.