FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674
Meanwhile, Ohio “Ministry of Truth” Appeals Free Speech Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Ohio Elections Commission (OEC) filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Susan B. Anthony List v. Ohio Elections Commission. The OEC is challenging the decision made last month by Judge Timothy Black to strike down the Ohio law, which previously allowed the politically-appointed government panel to determine true or false political speech, as unconstitutional. Judge Black’s ruling was a victory for the SBA List and others now free to engage in the public square without fear of prosecution.
In response to today’s appeal, the SBA List announced its billboard campaign targeting Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) for her 2009 vote for the Affordable Care Act. The billboard reads: “Kaptur Voted For Taxpayer-Funded Abortion,” and will be up through Election Day.
“Just like former Reps. Bart Stupak and Steve Driehaus, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur betrayed the unborn and her pro-life constituents by voting for Obamacare, which allows taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This billboard campaign is part of our renewed effort to educate all Americans about the reality of abortion funding in Obamacare. Four years later, Rep. Kaptur’s constituents still deserve to know the truth.”
In September the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report identifying more than 1,000 Obamacare plans that cover abortion on demand and receive taxpayer subsidies. In addition to providing federal tax subsidies that finance elective abortion coverage for millions of women, the ACA also expands state Medicaid program coverage of elective abortion for millions of women in dozens of states, and uses federal funds to finance elective abortion coverage for members of Congress and their staff. Click here for a list of quotes from notable parties regarding taxpayer funding of abortion in the ACA.
Previously this summer, the SBA List launched a similar billboard campaign in Louisiana to expose Senator Mary Landrieu for her vote for taxpayer funded abortion.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are 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 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.