Pro-Life Group Launches Iowa Radio Ad Campaign


August 9, 2011

Contact: Ciara Matthews

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Ads Urge Voters to Support Only Pro-Life Pledge Signers

WASHINGTON, DC – The Susan B. Anthony List today announced a three day, $15,000 radio ad campaign in Iowa to encourage Republican voters in the state to cast their vote in the Ames Straw Poll for a Presidential candidate who has signed its Pro-Life Leadership Pledge.

“The purpose of the ad is to urge pro-life voters in Iowa to only vote for candidates who are committed to being a leader for the pro-life movement in the White House,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The candidates who signed our pro-life leadership pledge have demonstrated that mere lip-service to protecting women and the unborn is not enough—it must be backed up by concrete action.  It will take this type of strong leader to defeat the most pro-abortion president in history.”

The ads, which will air on 60 Iowa radio stations statewide beginning Wednesday, August 10 thru Friday, August 12 across the state, feature the following script:

Attention Iowa Pro-lifers.  Before you vote in the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday, you should know which candidates for President truly stand up for life.

The Susan B. Anthony List asked each candidate to sign a leadership pledge committing to key pro-life goals.

Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Thad McCotter, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum all signed the pro-life leadership pledge.

They are ready to lead the fight against abortion…

When you vote in the Republican Party straw poll, remember which candidates will lead for Life — Bachmann, Gingrich, McCotter, Paul, Pawlenty, Santorum.

Make your vote count.

Because America needs a pro-life President.

Please join the Susan B. Anthony List in supporting pro-life leaders for President.

During the same week, the Susan B. Anthony List, along with the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, are traveling to 22 cities in Iowa on their Values Voter Bus Tour which is also designed to bring awareness to the importance of social issues this election cycle.

“We are excited to have a number of Republican Presidential candidates, including Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, join us for parts of the tour,” Dannenfelser said. “They, as well as others, have each signed our pledge, and it is our honor to join forces with them in telling not just Iowa, but the rest of the country, that we must elect a pro-life President in 2012.”

Listen to the ad here.

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