FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2012
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Women Speak Out PAC, the super PAC of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), announced a $157,000 ad buy in the Hamptons Road, Virginia media market with the launch of a new television ad which exposes President Obama’s opposition to legislation providing equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion. Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and nurse and whistleblower Jill Stanek are both featured in the new TV spot.
So far in the presidential race the SBA List and the Women Speak Out PAC have spent a combined total of more than $1,025,000 on television ad campaigns to expose Barack Obama’s extreme record on abortion.
Following is a partial script of the ad, titled “The Nurse, The Extremist and The Survivor”:
Narrator: In 1999, an Illinois nurse witnessed children born alive during abortion procedures.
Jill: “My name is Jill Stanek and I’m a registered nurse who witnessed babies being delivered live and left out to die. To be clear, these were living babies who were left out to die.”
Narrator: But as an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama voted four times to deny equal treatment for those babies born alive during an abortion. Why?
Text: Barack Obama, Abortion Extremist. Voted 4 times to deny equal treatment.
Obama: “…but I think it’s important to understand that, uh, this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births.”
Narrator: Only an extremist could ignore the humanity of a newborn infant fighting for its life.
Melissa: “I was aborted and my body discarded, like I didn’t exist. But a nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life.”
Narrator: Barack Obama: wrong on abortion…and wrong for America.
This week the Women Speak Out PAC ran spots entitled “How will you answer?” and “Abortion Radical” in concentrated media markets in Virginia. Previously, the Susan B. Anthony List’s “Women Speak Out: Abortion is Not Health Care” bus tour travelled through Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke educating voters on President Obama’s abortion record and urging voters to defeat him at the ballot box in November.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.