S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act – Cosponsorship
S. 109 would codify the Hyde Amendment, by establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding for abortion, prohibiting federal subsidies in the form of Obamacare tax credits for health plans that include abortion, and strengthening disclosure requirements for plans that include abortion. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Senators to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.
S. 160, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Cosponsorship
S. 160 would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The Pain-Capable bill is an important step in matching our public policy with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports S. 160 and urges cosponsorship. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.
Letter to President Donald J. Trump
Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported this letter by pro-life Senators calling on the President to veto any legislation that comes to his desk that weakens pro-life protections on taxpayer funding or any other federal policy on abortion. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush signed similar letters during their presidencies. This preemptive guarantee, which President Trump announced in January 2019 was critical given the new pro-abortion majority in the House of Representatives. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported this letter and urged Members to sign it. Signing this letter demonstrates the recognition of the importance of defending pro-life policies.
S.130/S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – Cosponsorship
S. 130/S. 311 would build on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 by criminalizing infanticide and clarifying the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Failure to provide this standard of reasonable care would lead to criminal prosecution of the abortionist, not the mother. In addition, the mother has a civil remedy of action against the abortionist should he fail to comply with the law. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports S. 130/S. 311 and urges cosponsorship. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.
Letter opposing funding for fetal tissue research
Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter thanking the president for his strong stance on excluding funding for research involving aborted fetal tissue and urging his continued resolve. Abortion activists and public officials used the coronavirus pandemic to push back against this life-affirming position, saying fetal tissue was necessary to find a cure. Despite these claims, the best science does not involve fetal tissue, and many potential cures for the coronavirus are already being researched using ethical science.
Bicameral letter regarding chemical abortion restrictions
Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter encouraging FDA Commissioner to uphold restrictions on the dispensing of chemical abortion put in place for the safety of women. Abortion activists and public officials used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to call for making self-managed abortion more accessible to women. In response, this letter points out the that chemical abortion is riskier than surgical abortion for moms, not to mention the fatal result for each unborn child. The FDA’s requirements for the dispensing of chemical abortion drugs are necessary to protect women.