September 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The rabidly pro-abortion, George Soros-funded group, People for the American Way (PDAW), has expressed horror that pro-life political action leader Marjorie Dannenfelser has agreed to head a pro-life coalition for Donald Trump.
In a press release today, PFAW wrote:
With the launch of his Pro-Life Coalition, Trump is making it exceptionally clear that he would be a horrifically anti-choice president. Given his pledge to nominate Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, a Trump presidency would be devastating for women not for four years, but for decades,” said People For the American Way (PFAW) Executive Vice President Marge Baker. “His choice of Marjorie Dannenfelser as coalition leader underscores how dangerous Donald Trump would be for women. She supports banning all abortion, including in cases of rape or when the pregnant woman’s health is in danger.”
They continued by publishing a backgrounder on Dannenfelser from People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch: stating,
Donald Trump announced today that he is forming a new “pro-life coalition” that will be led by Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List. Dannenfelser, who warned in January that Trump would not deliver on the anti-choice movement’s priorities of appointing like minded Supreme Court justices and defunding Planned Parenthood, has come around to Trump since he became the GOP nominee and began promising the anti-choice movement what it wanted.
Trump’s pick of Dannenfelser to head his campaign’s anti-abortion effort shows just how willing he is to hand his reproductive rights policy over to the anti-choice movement. Dannenfelser is a savvy political operative, but she has also been very clear about her ultimate goal: to criminalize abortion in America, without exception.
When the House passed a bill last year banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with a narrow exception for rape and incest survivors, Dannenfelser said that the bill’s rape exception was “regrettable” and “intellectually dishonest,” saying that she’d like to see all abortions banned at “any stage” of pregnancy. In a press conference, Dannenfelser said that although her group supported the legislation, “the rape exception is abominable.”
Dannenfelser has also held a hard line against abortion-ban exemptions for women whose health is at risk, saying in 2012 that her group would not support a candidate who supported health exceptions.