Texas Should Not Become a Sanctuary State for Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

SBA List praises pro-life Trump Administration and Texas AG for asserting that abortion is not health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List praised the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and pro-life advocates in Texas for asserting that abortion is not health care in a case concerning a pregnant, 17-year old girl who is an undocumented immigrant from Central America. The ACLU has brought forth a lawsuit to try and force HHS to secure an abortion for the child. Yesterday the AP reported that a San Francisco judge has said that their legal challenge was not filed in the right court. 

“This young girl deserves compassion and quality health care. Abortion is not health care and the ACLU is taking advantage of a young woman in a desperate situation,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This lawsuit is a nothing more than a ploy by the ACLU to turn the Lone Star State – one of the most pro-life states in the country – into a sanctuary state for abortion.” 

“We thank the Trump Administration as well as Texas Attorney General Paxton for showing decisive leadership on this issue and for calling out the ACLU for seeking to interfere with Texas’ pro-life values.”

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. 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 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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