WASHINGTON – Last week, Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, a bill which would permanently prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding abortion. The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation in the coming days.

Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, released the following statement calling on the U.S. Senate to approve the bill:

“This legislation from Senators Wicker and Roberts could not have come at a better time, as radical pro-abortion zealots in the House attempt to slip taxpayer funding of abortion into negotiations to reopen the government.

“A recent poll from the Knights of Columbus showed that a whopping 75 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortions abroad and 54 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortions domestically. It is insane that Democrats are trying to force such unpopular policies on the American people when so many federal workers are furloughed and want to see a real bipartisan solution to the shutdown.

“This Friday, hundreds of thousands of people, including bus loads of young people, will march through the streets of Washington to protest our nation’s radical abortion laws, to mourn the 60 million babies aborted since Roe v. Wade, and most importantly, to celebrate a culture of life. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act is an important first step to building such a culture, and we urge the Senate to pass this important legislation.”

Read about the Knights of Columbus poll here.

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.