|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2018
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
[email protected] | 202-223-8073
Five-Figure Campaign in PA-18 will Mobilize Inconsistent Pro-life Voters
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced the launch of a five-figure campaign by its super PAC, Women Speak Out. The campaign will consist of digital ads and phone calls as well as earned media in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district ahead of the special election on March 13.
The campaign will focus on mobilizing approximately 30,000 inconsistent pro-life voters to turn out against Democratic candidate Conor Lamb, who has admitted support for late-term abortion.
“Conor Lamb hides behind the excuse of being ‘personally opposed’ to abortion, but admits he would do absolutely nothing to challenge the status quo – not even limit cruel late-term abortion more than halfway through pregnancy,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The United States is one of only seven nations, including China and North Korea, that allow abortion on demand through birth. The strong majority of Americans – women, young people, minorities, as well as Democrats – are shocked that our abortion laws are among the most permissive in the world and want to get our country out of that shameful group. Indeed, similar legislation has already passed easily in Pennsylvania’s legislature. Conor Lamb’s extremist position is a major political liability in the Keystone state.”
Polling data commissioned by SBA List and made widely available last fall shows that large majorities of voters in 2018 Senate battleground states support legislation limiting abortion after five months, and a majority or plurality of those voters would be less likely to support a Senator who voted to allow late-term abortion.
Voter support for the legislation is especially high among millennials (78 percent), African-Americans (70 percent), and Hispanics (57 percent). Several national polls have found that as many as 51 percent of Democrats support limiting abortion after twenty weeks.
A 2013 poll by Harper Polling found that 82 percent of Democratic primary voters in Pennsylvania think abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances.
President Trump has made four key commitments to the pro-life movement, including signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.