This afternoon Susan B. Anthony List released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to proceed to debate on health care legislation.
“The pro-life movement has waited for seven years to have all the pieces in place to enact legislation to roll back Obamacare’s abortion expansion. We have also waited for decades to stop the flow of taxpayer dollars – $1.5 million a day – to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “In 2016, the pro-life grassroots elected a pro-life House, Senate, and White House expecting these victories. We urge Congress to send a bill defunding Planned Parenthood and undoing the damage of Obamacare to President Trump’s desk for his signature.
“In the coming hours and days, we will be working amendment by amendment to make sure pro-life protections remain in the bill, knowing that all elements of the legislation could be subject to very close votes, as well as decisions by the parliamentarian. We will support final legislation that would severely cripple the abortion industry’s ability to end the lives of unborn children and deceive women and girls.”