June 24th, 2023

by Kelly Laco


House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik is promoting Republicans’ commitment to protecting the sanctity of life one year after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.

‘This is a historic moment for the American people,’ Stefanik told DailyMail.com during an exclusive interview Tuesday at the National Press Club ahead of her keynote address to organization Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.

‘As the newest mom in Congress, I gave birth to my son Sam almost two years ago. I know how important it is to stand up and protect the most precious and vulnerable among us, that is the unborn,’ she said.

SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Stefanik is a strong ‘role model’ and steadfast in her commitment to life. The group supported Stefanik when she first ran for Congress in 2013 when she was ‘really an unknown,’ the top lawmaker added.

Dannenfelser told DailyMail.com that post-Dobbs, the ‘most important’ event for the pro-life movement moving forward is who is elected ‘the president of the United States’ in 2024.

The debate stage coming up ‘is going to be a really important debate stage on the abortion issue,’ the SBA List president continued.

‘Whoever sits in that Oval Office will be leading the country at a very important and tender moment for women and children, so may the best man or woman win,’ she stated.

The SBA List has not made a specific endorsement in the 2024 GOP primary, and has threatened to campaign against Trump – or any presidential candidate – that does not support a 15-week abortion ban.

Stefanik, who was the first GOP leadership member to pledge support for President Trump in 2024, says she is still standing by him despite his arrest last week on 37 federal counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents and obstruction of justice.

‘I’m proud to support President Trump,’ she told DailyMail.com Tuesday. ‘I’m proud that today’s Republican Party has such strong pro-life leaders at the federal level at the state level and of course our presidential candidates.’

Stefanik said Republicans, who hold the majority in the House of Representatives have a ‘real opportunity’ to show their ‘commitment to life.’

She went on to slam Democrats, who she calls the ‘radicals and extremists’ on abortion.

‘They want abortion on demand paid for by the taxpayer, including late term abortion up until an after the moment of birth. That is not the consensus position in America,’ she exclaimed.

‘It’s Republicans that support the consensus position in America,’ she added and listed the GOP’s legislation supporting the expansion of the Child Tax Credit and criticism of the Biden administration due to the baby formula shortage.

As for whether there should be a specific nationwide ban on abortion, Stefanik said that there should be a ‘commonsense position’ that no taxpayer dollars go toward abortions.

She is co-sponsor of a bill barring abortions after 12 weeks with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.

Stefanik also added that Congress’ continued support of the Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer dollars from going toward abortions, is critical.

See the full Daily Mail article here.