Senate Democrats Put Abortion Ideology Ahead of Trafficking Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2015
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Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser: “This is abortion politics at its worst.”

Washington, D.C – This morning the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Senate Democrats for threatening to block S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, because the legislation contains the Hyde Amendment. The bill previously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a unanimous vote.

“Democrats once again are putting abortion ideology first. The Hyde Amendment, which stops taxpayer dollars from going to fund elective abortion, has been a part of this legislation since January. Nearly 70 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion on-demand,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.  “Minority Leader Reid is ignoring history and carelessly throwing victims of human trafficking under the bus in order to cater to the abortion industry. This is abortion politics at its worst and the most vulnerable among us – women and unborn children alike – deserve better.”

According to a January 2015 Knights of Columbus/Marist poll, Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion by a margin of 68 percent to 28 percent, with millennials opposing it 71 percent to 28 percent. There is no difference in opinion on the issue between women and men. Women oppose taxpayer funding of abortion 69 percent to 28 percent, while men oppose it at a rate of 69 percent to 30 percent.


The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 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 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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