State of the Union: When Will President Obama Address the Unborn?

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2013
Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073

Obama Continues Radical Pro-Abortion Policies Even as Fellow Democrats Enact Common Ground Measures on Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised Arkansas Democratic Governor Mike Beebe for signing a bill to ban abortion coverage from the state’s insurance exchanges and criticized President Obama for not supporting similar, common ground measures on abortion. Dannenfelser called on President Obama to address the status of unborn children in tonight’s State of the Union address. 

“Tonight we would like President Obama to name just one protection of the child in the womb he favors – anything at all to alter the current status quo of abortion on-demand for any reason at any time.  Will President Obama side with the 87 percent of Americans who believe healthcare professionals should be protected from having to participate in procedures they find morally objectionable? Will he agree with the 72 percent of Americans who object to taxpayer funding of abortion? Can he find common ground with the 63 percent of Americans, including 70 percent of women, who support a ban on abortion past the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? 

“We applaud the efforts of other Democratic leaders like Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, who this week signed a bill to ban abortion coverage from state insurance exchanges created by Obamacare. This simple measure protects taxpayers from being complicit in the deaths of unborn children and shows a good-faith effort to find common ground on this difficult issue.

“Whether or not they identify themselves as ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice,’ Americans oppose more abortions than they support, whereas President Obama has yet to identify one instance where he would protect the life of the unborn child. Last year, he even refused to support a ban on sex-selective abortion – lethal sex-discrimination – even though such legislation is supported by 77 percent of Americans and a whopping 80 percent of women.”

The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are 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.