Below is Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser’s response to the House Republican leadership’s “Pledge to America” which includes pro-life legislative priorities called for in the SBA List’s Life Speaking Out Campaign.
In the weeks leading up to the release of the Pledge, the Life Speaking Out campaign mobilized more than 10,000 pro-life Americans to petition House GOP leaders to make defending Life a priority should they win back a majority in Congress. These messages and a letter written by Marjorie were hand-delivered to House GOP leaders last Thursday.
Today, in its “Pledge to America” the pro-life Republican House leadership has echoed the voices of pro-life Americans calling for a Congress that will protect Life. The pro-life legislative priorities included in their Pledge reinforce Republican Party unity as we approach these critical mid-term elections. We applaud House GOP leaders for making a priority of codifying the Hyde Amendment and passing consensus legislation like the government-wide ban on taxpayer funding of abortion established by the Smith-Lipinski “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Similarly, we encourage the leadership to make defunding Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers currently receiving taxpayer dollars an immediate priority. The Susan B. Anthony List looks forward to mobilizing our grassroots network of over 280,000 pro-life Americans in support of the strongly pro-life GOP leadership and new members in order to pass this and other commonsense pro-life legislation right away in the next Congress.
Special thanks to all SBA List team members for making your voice heard!