FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674
Landrieu Avoids Revealing Opposition to Compassionate Ban on Painful, Late Abortions
Washington, D.C – This afternoon pro-life leaders and door-to-door campaigners criticized Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for misleading Catholic voters with a recent newspaper ad in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, and Campaign for American Values PAC highlighted Senator Landrieu’s 100 percent pro-abortion voting record and for her refusal to support legislation to protect babies at five months, more than halfway through pregnancy. Since April, more than 200 Women Speak Out field representatives have knocked on more than 120,000 Louisiana doors.
“Most of us realize at some point that you can’t be all things to all people. Life involves tough choices. Mary Landrieu would like to enjoy the reputation of a pro-life Senator while opposing the most popular pro-life bill in the nation,” said Susan B. Anthony List and Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“Research shows that at five months, the unborn child can feel the excruciating pain of death by abortion,” continued Dannenfelser. “Senator Landrieu refuses to stand for these babies and dismissed the legislation to protect them as a ‘shame.’ Senator Landrieu cannot have it both ways. She wants the votes of Catholic voters and those who believe in the sanctity of life so she misrepresents her record. This is disrespectful.”
“Our ground team has already knocked on more than 120,000 doors across the Bayou State, where we’re reaching pro-life folks who may not otherwise get to the polls on Election Day,” said Gary Bauer of Campaign for American Values PAC. “Among our targeted voters in Louisiana, up to 91 percent of voters are less likely to vote for Senator Landrieu after learning about her support for taxpayer-funded abortion in Obamacare. Our message is working. We will not stop until Senator Landrieu is defeated at the ballot box.”
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.