RTLL Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act

“Our legislators have bypassed a tremendous opportunity with the American Rescue Plan Act, by absolutely ignoring their responsibility to our youngest and most vulnerable fellow citizens. Destroying decades of congressional precedent on restricting federal funding for abortion, legislators have essentially made $459 billion available to directly pay for abortions, and to subsidize abortions and pay for abortion lobbying overseas.

“The ban on taxpayer-funded abortion had bipartisan support for more than 40 years, and Americans of all political stripes supported it as well. It seems that many of our legislators now believe they no longer answer to the people who elected them, but instead have the power to dictate to them.”

Theresa Brennan, Executive Vice President, Right to Life League