The national pro-abortion group NARAL has launched a new campaign designed to build opposition to newly-elected pro-life Speaker John Boehner.
NARAL is urging its activists to take an oath to protect abortion as Boehner, who told Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest, he wants to be the most “pro-life speaker in history,” begins his tenure as the leader of the House of Representatives.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, said in a statement that Boehner is set to the launch the “fiercest attacks” on abortion “in decades.”
“Today marks the beginning of the Boehner Bait and Switch. Boehner and other like-minded politicians campaigned on limiting the role of government in our lives, yet their actions prove otherwise,” she claims. “They want to shrink government to be just small enough to fit inside our bedrooms and our medicine cabinets.”
“I’ve seen my fair share of anti-choice politicians hell-bent on taking away a woman’s right to choose – but Boehner takes the cake. In the 20 years we’ve tracked John Boehner, he has voted against choice 142 times,” she groused.
“Americans did not give Boehner and his cronies a mandate to interfere in our personal, private decisions,” she added, referring to abortion. “We will turn the Boehner Bait and Switch into the Boehner Backlash, as the new speaker learns that his anti-choice agenda is out of step with our country’s values and priorities.”
But that’s exactly what American voters did last November when they elected 72 new pro-life members of the House, new pro-life senators, and gave Boehner the largest pro-life majority in the House since Roe v. Wade and a mandate against the taxpayer funding of abortions in the Obamacare health care law.
Keenan complained about the vote next week on repealing the ObamaCare bill and she also complained about the measure sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, who is the head of the health subcommittee that will first look at repealing ObamaCare, that would ensure there is no taxpayer funding of abortions under ObamaCare should the repeal not become law.
NARAL launched a new web site that it said is a “one-stop resource” for pro-abortion activists to sign an oath to oppose Boehner. The site also includes a map that will display the hometowns of individuals who take the pledge in an attempt to show strong grassroots support.
The abortion advocacy group will also take out ads via Google and Facebook for the web site, which she calls “the latest phase in our ongoing public-education program focusing on Boehner’s anti-choice efforts.”