FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2020
Contact: Doreen Denny
202-266-4808, [email protected]
Concerned Women for America Applauds Actions Against
California and University of Vermont for Disregarding Pro-life Laws
Celebrates “Life is Winning” with Vice President Mike Pence
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a “Life is Winning” event celebrating the achievements of the Trump Administration to protect and defend human life hosted by Vice President Mike Pence, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced two landmark enforcement actions against the University of Vermont Medical Center and the State of California for violations of federal law prohibiting forced abortion policies. Concerned Women for America was honored to be in attendance to celebrate the leadership and culture of life championed by the Trump Administration and to receive the news.
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, applauded today’s actions:
“Life wins when the federal government takes responsibility to hold bad actors accountable for violating federal pro-life laws. Today, the U.S. government told the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMC) ‘We’ll see you in court’ for forcing medical professionals to participate in abortion. Doctors and nurses have a right to refuse killing pre-born children as a violation of their conscience and their professional oath to do no harm. This lawsuit will require UVMC to defend the indefensible. UVMC won’t win; the medical professionals standing for life will win.
“Under Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California continues to flout federal law, forcing all health plans to cover abortion in violation of the Weldon amendment. Now California will face the consequences: a loss of $200 million in Medicaid funding every quarter for continued violations. With these actions, the Trump Administration is doing its job to enforce federal law.
“Life wins when pro-life laws are respected and enforced. Concerned Women for America celebrates the many ways ‘life is winning’ under the Trump Administration. We applaud these landmark actions to uphold federal law and the dignity of every human life.”