This article appeared online at Roll Call on March 29, 2011.
Anti-Abortion Group to Air Television Ads
By Steve Peoples
The Susan B. Anthony List has spent an additional $190,000 to ensure that abortion won’t be far from voters’ minds in 2012.
The anti-abortion group will begin running radio and television ads in Washington, D.C., today featuring a former Planned Parenthood employee “exposing the true corporate realities behind Planned Parenthood’s business model, one which requires an ‘abortion quota’ to increase revenue,” according to a statement from the SBA List.
Earlier in the month, the SBA List and Planned Parenthood sponsored competing bus tours in districts across the nation to highlight the debate over sending tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. Fueled by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and other cultural conservatives, the issue has become a key subplot in the larger federal spending debate.
The SBA List played in 90 races and spent $11 million during the 2010 cycle and promises to be a major player in 2012, regardless of how the funding debate turns out.