Judge Sides with Abortion Lobby over Taxpayers by Supporting Hillary Clinton's Plan to Repeal Longstanding Hyde Amendment
August 30, 2016-Des Moines, Iowa-Iowa Right to Life and the national Pro-Life group, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), are calling out Iowa senatorial candidate Patty Judge who told KCCI Channel 8 on Sunday she supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, the longstanding bipartisan policy preventing federal taxpayer funding of abortion on-demand under Medicaid.
The platform ratified by Democrats in Philadelphia last month, for the first time explicitly calls for the repeal of this policy and Hillary Clinton has pledged to repeal it if elected president.
Iowa Right to Life CEO, Jenifer Bowen, and SBA List president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, released the following joint statement:
"Not only does Patty Judge oppose compassionate limits on late term abortion more than halfway through pregnancy, Judge stands in lockstep with Hillary Clinton and the abortion lobby in their desire to force Americans to pay for abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, with their taxpayer dollars. Patty Judge will fight for Big Abortion, not Iowa families and taxpayers. Her position on taxpayer funding of abortion is profoundly unpopular - including with members of her own party."
A recent Marist poll found that a majority of Americans (62 percent) oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, including 45 percent of those who say they are "pro-choice" and 44 percent of Democrats.
Both Iowa Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List have endorsed Senator Chuck Grassley.
"Senator Grassley is a longtime Pro-Life champion with whom we have both worked for many years. His leadership on the Senate Judiciary Committee virtually ended the discussion of the Garland nomination and any other Obama appointee before the next president is elected," added Dannenfelser and Bowen.
"On the other hand, Patty Judge has been endorsed by the radical pro-abortion EMILY's List, which opposes even the most modest Pro-Life initiatives. She will be a rubber stamp for Hillary Clinton's extreme agenda, which includes forcing Americans to pay for abortion on-demand with our taxpayer dollars."
Iowa Right to Life is the largest Pro-Life organization in Iowa. Protecting life from fertilization to natural death, we focus on the human rights issues of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.
Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The 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.