Pro-Life Efforts In Last Election Reaping Benefits

The pro-life movement, led by Susan B. Anthony List in Washington, DC, is achieving some of its pivotal long-term goals—making Hyde Amendment prohibition on taxpayer funded abortions permanent, appointing pro-life justices to the US Supreme Court, prohibiting late term abortions, and de-funding Planned Parenthood. Instead of locking itself out of Presidential circles of influence by shunning Donald Trump as a candidate for President, Marjorie Dannenfelser, the leader of SBA, joined arms with Donald Trump by getting his written promise to bring about these four major policy initiatives for the pro-life movement. Now, the movement is reaping the benefits of its support for Donald Trump after the Iowa caucuses. The NC Values Coalition partnered with SBA List in North Carolina, knocking on 390,000 doors of pro-life voters to urge them to vote in the general election for Donald Trump. The two organizations together, made a significant impact on the election of Trump to the Presidency.

Now, the pro-life movement is exerting its influence on the re-write of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to block taxpayer funding of abortions through the healthcare plan and to de-fund Planned Parenthood. As reported in The Hill, “SBA has a big interest in seeing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed, because it would fulfill two goals: banning people from using healthcare subsidies on insurance plans that provide abortions and defunding Planned Parenthood by blocking its facilities from receiving Medicaid reimbursements.

From The Hill:

After eight years of essentially being locked out of the White House, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, has high hopes for the Trump administration — and the 2018 midterms.

“Things have certainly started turning in our favor,” Dannenfelser told The Hill in an interview at the anti-abortion rights group’s downtown office last month. 

“Walking into the White House the night of the [Justice Neil] Gorsuch announcement was quite a feeling. It was as if the whole pro-life movement was walking in after having been barred for eight years, and now we’re coming back in after a lot of work to start making this a pro-life country again.”

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