In response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of two states challenging lower court rulings that prevent them from directing taxpayer funds away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement:
“We are disappointed the Supreme Court declined to hear this case,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The pro-life citizens of states like Kansas and Louisiana, through their elected representatives, have clearly expressed their will: they do not want Medicaid tax dollars used to prop up abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. We support their right to redirect taxpayer funds away from entities that destroy innocent lives and instead fund comprehensive community health care alternatives that outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities at least 20 to one nationwide.
“The pro-life grassroots will not stop fighting until every single tax dollar is untangled from the abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood. We urge the Trump Administration to quickly finalize the Protect Life Rule, which would prevent taxpayer funding of the abortion industry under Title X, Planned Parenthood’s second biggest stream of taxpayer revenue after Medicaid.”
Planned Parenthood controls more than 35 percent of the national market for abortions and is not a significant provider of medical care in the United States. According to its most recent annual report, it performed 321,384 abortions in a single year, and more than 1.6 million in the past five years.