SBA List In the Headlines – October 31-November 6 2010

Susan B. Anthony List-endorsed pro-life candidates and the SBA List Votes Have Consequences project saw many successes on Election Night that were echoed in the media this week.  In addition to tracking the larger GOP victory trends, several national and local outlets included the pro-life women victories in their post-election analysis.  Likewise, outlets tracking the political consequences of Members’ votes in favor of the health care bill often noted how the bill’s inclusion of taxpayer-funded abortion played a role in the defeat of pro-abortion incumbents.  

In total, SBA List:

–    Successfully defeated 15 out of 20 of its Votes Have Consequences targets
–    Elected 78 percent of the pro-life candidates it endorsed
–    Beat EMILY’s List in 83 percent of head-to-head endorsed races
–    Helped to increase the number of pro-life women in the House of representatives by 60 percent
–    Helped to decrease the number of pro-abortion women in the House of Representatives by 16 percent
–    Helped to increase the number of pro-life women governors to 66 percent

Two days after the election, SBA List also launched its Stop the Abortion Funding campaign, aimed at ending all federal funding of abortion in the 112th Congress.  The effort included mobilization of SBA List’s ever-growing 280,000-member grassroots network and a website for pro-life activists to lobby Congress to pass legislation prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion.

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s view: Oberstar really voted for abortion funding
Date: October 31, 2010 By: Marlene Rowe
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/182674/group/Opinion/

Independent Telegraph: The rise of new politics in America
Date: October 31, 2010 By: Staff
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/the-rise-of-new-politics-in-america-2401490.html

National Review Online: Can Enough Tea Tear Down This False Wall?
Date: November 1, 2010 By: Kathryn Jean Lopez
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/251625/can-enough-tea-tear-down-false-wall-kathryn-jean-lopez

Cincinnati.com: Chabot back to Congress
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Quan Truong
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101102/NEWS0108/311020085/Chabot-back-to-Congress

CQPolitics.com: Abortion Activism May Increase
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Ryan Beckwith
http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/11/abortion-activism-may-increase.html

The Hill: Defeated Ellsworth was one election target of abortion opponents
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Julian Pecquet
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/127143-defeated-ellsworth-was-target-of-abortion-opponents-ire

National Review Online: The Driehaus Loss
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Kathryn Jean Lopez  
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/252236/driehaus-loss-kathryn-jean-lopez

Washington Examiner: Races to Watch if you care about abortion
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Timothy P. Carney
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/races-to-watch-if-you-care-about-abortion-106508188.html

WORLD Magazine: Social issues second to economy, but pro-lifers doing well
Date: November 2, 2010 By: Warren Cole Smith
http://online.worldmag.com/2010/11/02/social-issues-second-to-economy-but-pro-lifers-doing-well/

Catholic News Agency: Pro-life Republicans make significant gains in midterm election
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Kevin J. Jones
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pro-life-republicans-make-significant-gains-in-midterm-election/

Christianity Today: Pro-life Democrats becoming a thing of the past
Date: November 3, 2010 By; Staff
http://life.nationalpost.com/2010/11/03/pro-life-democrats-becoming-a-thing-of-the-past/

Heritage.org: A Confident Coalition of Economic and Social Conservatives
Posted November 3, 2010 By: Chuck Donovan
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/11/03/a-confident-coalition-of-economic-and-social-conservatives/

LifeSiteNews.com: ‘Awesome’ Election 2010: Reaction from US Pro-Life Leaders
Date: November 3, 2010 By: John-Henry Westen
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/nov/10110305.html

LifeSiteNews.com: Exit Polls: Pro-Abortion Health Care Reason for Big Pro-Life Election Wins
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/03/nat-6821/

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Women Win, 23 Abortion Opponents Win Key Senate, House Races
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/03/nat-6820/

Medical News Today: Blogs Comment On Gender Issues In Midterm Campaigns, Brazilian Election, Other Topics
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Staff
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/206560.php

Politico Morning Pulse: SBA List: ‘Mission Accomplished’
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Sarah Kliff & Jennifer Haberkorn
http://www.politico.com/politicopulse/1110/politicopulse368.html

Politics Daily: The Demise of Pro-Life Democrats: Be Careful What You Pray For
Date: November 3, 2010 By: David Gibson
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/11/03/the-demise-of-pro-life-democrats-be-careful-what-you-pray-for/

RHRealityCheck.org: Election Aftermath: How Did the SBA List Do?
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Robin Marty
http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/node/14705

WORLD Magazine: Good news, new challenges
Date: November 3, 2010 By: Marvin Olasky
http://online.worldmag.com/2010/11/03/good-news-new-challenges/

American Spectator: The Return of the Catholic Vote
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Deal W. Hudson
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/11/04/the-return-of-the-catholic-vot

American Thinker: A Broad-Based Conservative Victory
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/11/a_broadbased_conservative_vict.html

CBNNews.com: SBA List Spends Big Bucks for Pro-Life Candidates
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Dana Ritter
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2010/November/SBA-List-Spends-Big-Bucks-for-Pro-Life-Candidates/

Medical News Today: Dems Hold Senate; GOP Takes House As Several Antiabortion Dems Lose Seats
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Staff
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/206698.php

OneNewsNow: Tuesday victories for the unborn
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Charlie Butts
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1223720

The Hill: Healthcare Thursday
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Julian Pecquet
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/other/127649-healthcare-thursday

Washington Examiner: For 15 ‘pro-life’ Dems, Obamacare vote did indeed have consequences
Date: November 4, 2010 By: Barbara Hollingsworth
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/for-15-pro-life-dems-obamacare-vote-did-indeed-have-consequences-106689123.html

EveryDayChristian.com: Pro-Life Women Score Big Gains In Mid-Term Election
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Staff
http://www.everydaychristian.com/news/weblink/8871/

Georgia Public Broadcasting: High-Profile Wins Belie Female Numbers In Congress
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Carrie Kahn
http://www.gpb.org/news/2010/11/05/high-profile-wins-belie-female-numbers-in-congress

Harvard Citizen: The Female Republican Revolution
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Heather Milkiewicz
http://harvardcitizen.com/2010/11/05/the-female-republican-revolution/

The Hill: Ellmers slams NRCC after committee declines to help with legal costs
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Shane D’Aprile
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/127867-ellmers-slams-nrcc-after-committee-declines-to-help-with-legal-costs

LifeNews.com: Pro-Life Groups Make Tax-Funded Abortion Ban Priority for Congress
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/05/nat-6829/

LifeNews.com: Washington Pro-Abortion Senator Patty Murray Wins 4th Term
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Steven Ertelt
http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/05/state-5649/

Minnesota Public Radio: Despite GOP Wins, Hill May See Fewer Women
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Carrie Kahn
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=131073867

Slate.com: So, How’d the Female Candidates Do?
Date: November 5, 2010 By: Emily Bazelon
http://www.slate.com/id/2273340/entry/2273809/

Human Events: Races You Probably Didn’t Hear About
Date: November 6, 2010 By: John Gizzi
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=39806

Twin Cities Daily Planet: Religious right takes credit for GOP election gains
Date: November 6, 2010 By: Andy Birkey
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/11/04/religious-right-takes-credit-gop-election-gains

Yahoo! News: Pro-life Dems casualty of GOP wave
Date: November 6, 2010 By: John Rossomando
http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailycaller/prolifedemscasualtyofgopwave