SBA List Slams Braley Ad Attacking Ernst’s Pro-Life Values

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073, [email protected]

Dannenfelser: Braley’s claim in TV ad ‘laughable’, ‘needs to look in the mirror’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today slammed Iowa Congressman and senatorial candidate Bruce Braley (D) for his support for late abortion and for cosponsoring legislation to enshrine abortion on demand up until the moment of birth. Today, the Braley for U.S. Senate campaign launched an ad attacking his opponent Joni Ernst’s pro-life values. Ernst has been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund.

“Congressman Braley’s claim that Joni Ernst has a ‘radical’ position on abortion is laughable, and he clearly needs to look in the mirror,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.  “In Congress, Braley has been a rubber stamp for the abortion industry. Not only has he voted for taxpayer-funded abortion, he opposed a common sense limit on abortion after 5 months of pregnancy.  Braley even co-sponsored legislation to wipe out all state limits on abortion and enshrine abortion on-demand until birth.”

“Iowa women and children deserve better than Bruce Braley. As both a mother and a soldier, Joni Ernst knows what it means to protect the weak and vulnerable. Her courageous leadership is urgently needed in the U.S. Senate, where there are currently only two pro-life women serving.”

Joni Ernst has received the endorsements of incumbent Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and former Gov. Sarah Palin. Reynolds and Palin were both previously endorsed by the SBA List Candidate Fund.

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 who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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