Pro-Abortion Feminist Women’s PAC Targets Pro-Life Members of Congress
by Steven Ertelt
April 18, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Eleanor Smeal is one of the best known abortion advocates from decades past, but her political action committee is still hard at work attempting to elect pro-abortion candidates and unseat pro-life advocates. Her group has announced 21 Congressional races it plans to focus on this election cycle.
Smeal is best known by those who followed the antics of the pro-abortion movement during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, as the head of the National Organization for Women.
As Colleen Parro of the Republican National Committee for Life tells LifeNews.com, "She remains absolutely committed to the retention of legal abortion in America."
Smeal is "opposed to any and all legislation that would in any way restrict or regulate the practice of abortion," Parro adds.
Parro says pro-life advocates need to pay attention to the races the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee has targeted because they make up some of the most competitive in the nation. They could determine which party holds a majority nd whether aboriton advocates determine the fate of legislation.
"It is grassroots action by pro-life voters who will prevent these [pro-abortion] women from winning election to the U.S. House where they would add to the anti-life numbers currently led by pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi," Parro explained.
"Whether Feminist Majority PAC candidates seek to oust a pro-life incumbent, or to occupy an open seat currently held by a Member who votes pro-life all, or most of the time, they must be defeated," she told LifeNews.com.
Key Congressional races the pro-abortion Feminist Majority PAC is targeting (with pro-abortion candidate listed first, pro-life candidate second)
* Arizona District 1 – Ann Kirkpatrick vs. pro-life candidate Sydney Hay
* Colorado 4 – Betsy Markey vs. pro-life Rep. Marilyn Musgrave
* Florida 13 – Christine Jennings vs. Rep. Vern Buchanan
* Missouri 6 – Kay Barnes vs. pro-life Rep. Sam Graves
* New Hampshire Senate – Jeanne Shaheen vs. pro-life Senator John Sununu
* New Jersey 7 – Linda Stender vs. pro-life Rep. Mike Ferguson
* North Carolina Senate – Kay Hagan vs. pro-life Senator Elizabeth Dole
* Ohio 2 – Victoria Wulsin vs. pro-life Rep. Jean Schmidt
* Ohio 7 – Sharen Swartz Neuhardt vs. pro-life State Senator Steve Austria
* Pennsylvania 18 – Beth Hafer vs. pro-life Rep. Tim Murphy
* Virginia 10 – Judy Feder vs. Rep. Frank Wolf
Related web sites:
Republican National Coalition for Life – https://www.rnclife.org