SBA List in the Headlines – December 19 – 25

On Tuesday, the SBA List claimed a grassroots victory in the passage of a Senate Department of Defense Authorization Bill not containing the Burris Amendment.  The amendment would have allowed taxpayer dollars to subsidize the doctors, facilities and equipment used to perform abortion procedures on foreign and domestic military bases.  Christian and pro-life media picked up on the significance of this victory for the pro-life grassroots who’d lobbied heavily against the amendment’s inclusion.

On Wednesday, the SBA List released its first round of RNC Chair candidate Skype interviews and sent them to their network of more than 500,000 socially conservative grassroots activists, encouraging them to vote for questions addressing the Life issue on RNCDebate.org and ask local RNC members to elect a chairman who will provide pro-life leadership in the GOP.  This grassroots push was reported on in national outlets like the New York Times Caucus blog and in several political outlets like Politico, CNN’s Political Ticker and The Hill.

Throughout the week, conservative and Christian bloggers and syndicated columnists inside the DC Beltway continued sounding off about the federal defamation lawsuit.

Powerline: Re-elect Me, Or I’ll Sue!
Date: Dec 20, 2010  By: John
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/12/027963.php

USA Today: Defeated Congressman Sues Susan B Anthony List for “Loss of Livelihood”
Date: Dec 20, 2010  By: Yid With Lid
http://content.usatoday.com/topics/article/People/Politicians,+Government+Officials,+Strategists/U.S.+Senators/Mitch+McConnell/04cyfZVcZ5f6E/1

The Washington Examiner: Defeated congressman sues pro-life PAC for ‘loss of livelihood’
Date: Dec 20, 2010  By: Barbara Hollingsworth
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/defeated-congressman-sues-pro-life-pac-loss-livelihood

The Washington Examiner: Beltway Confidential: Defeated congressman sues pro-life PAC for ‘loss of livelihood’
Date: Dec 20, 2010  By: Barbara Hollingsworth
http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/defeated-congressman-sues-pro-life-pac-loss-livelihood

The American Catholic: Get Over it Driehaus!
Date: Dec 21, 2010  By: Donald R. McClarey
http://the-american-catholic.com/2010/12/21/get-over-it-driehaus/

Creative Minority Report: Get Over it Driehaus
Date: Dec 21, 2010  By: Matthew Archbold
http://reader.creativeminorityreport.com/2010/12/get-over-it-driehaus.html

The Lonely Conservative: Defeated Dem Rep Driehaus Sues Susan B. Anthony List for ‘Loss of Livelihood’
Date: Dec 21, 2010  By: Lonely Conservative
http://lonelyconservative.com/2010/12/defeated-dem-rep-driehaus-sues-susan-b-anthony-list-for-loss-of-livelihood/

The Hill: OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Congress approves 9/11 health benefits
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: Jason Millman
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/worker-safety/134881-overnight-health-congress-approves-911-health-benefits

LifeNews.com: Advocates Mount Campaign for Pro-Life Republican Party Chair
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/22/nat-6956/

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Win: Defense Bill OKd, No Military Hospital Abortions
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/22/nat-6955/

LifeSiteNews.com: Victory: Senate strips provision allowing abortion on military bases from defense bill
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: Peter Smith
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/victory-senate-strips-provision-allowing-abortion-on-military-bases-from-de/

Politico: RNC candidates make social pledges
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: Andy Barr
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46729.html

Political Ticker: Steele critic throws support behind Priebus
Date: Dec 22, 2010  By: CNN Political Unit
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/22/steele-critic-throws-support-behind-priebus/

The Christian Post: Defense Bill Passed Without Abortion Provision
Date: Dec 23, 2010  By: Stephanie Samuel
http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101223/pro-life-group-praises-the-passage-of-the-revised-defense-authorization-bill/

The Daily Caller: SBA List lobbies for pro-life chairman
Date: Dec 23, 2010  By: Caroline May
http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/23/sba-list-lobbies-for-pro-life-chairman/

Newsmax.com: RNC Hopefuls Target Social Conservatives
Date: Dec 23, 2010  By: Newsmax
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/RNC-candidates-Social-Conservatives/2010/12/23/id/380881

The New York Times: Candidates for chairman of Republican Party Talk About Abortion and Marriage
Date: Dec 23, 2010  By: Michael D. Shear
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/candidates-for-chairman-of-republican-party-talk-about-abortion-and-marriage/?partner=rss&emc=rss