FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020
Contact: Mallory Quigley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. – In response to H.R. 6800, the “HEROES Act,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement:
“Shame on the Pelosi Democrats for exploiting a national emergency to foist a radical abortion agenda on the American people. Speaker Pelosi’s massive, nearly 2,000-page bill is full of giveaways to the abortion lobby. Not only does the bill fund abortion and health plans that cover abortion, it includes subsidies to the abortion industry. American taxpayers have repeatedly and clearly expressed their opposition to using their hard-earned dollars to fund the destruction of innocent human life, and there will be political repercussions if members of Congress use the pandemic as an excuse to ignore their will.
“In previous coronavirus relief bills, Congress successfully applied the Hyde Amendment, maintaining the longstanding precedent that health-related funds are always life-affirming. We commend President Trump and his administration for their unwavering pro-life leadership. We urge Congress to continue to put partisan agendas aside and remember that the real heroes across America are working and making sacrifices to save lives, including the lives of the unborn.”
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.