FRC Buys 500K in Ads Against Pro-Life Democrats on Abortion, Health Care

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 8, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

FRC Buys 500K in Ads Against Pro-Life Democrats on Abortion, Health Care

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 8
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — The Family Research Council announced today it is spending $500,000 on radio ads in the districts of 20 members of Congress formerly regarded as pro-life Democrats. They are members of the House who joined Rep. Bart Stupak in voting for the pro-abortion health care bill.

The new FRC ads come on the heels of another hefty campaign sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List in the districts of several members, including Stupak.

The new ads from FRC’s political action committee debunk Stupak’s argument that President Barack Obama’s executive order will keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

"Even the abortion industry agrees that the President’s order has no legal standing – it’s worthless," the ad says.

It continues, "The bill allows plans to receive taxpayer subsidies to cover elective abortions. And it funds school-based clinics with no restrictions on abortion referrals for young girls. Plus, it gives $11 billion to community health care centers that could pay for abortions."

"FRC Action PAC plans to spend $500,000 on similar campaigns in the districts of the 20 pro-life Democrats who voted for the President’s abortion-funding health care bill," the group informed today.

The Stupak advertisement is the opening phase of the "20 in ’10" campaign the Family Research Council is starting to replace those 20 Democrats "with principled pro-life representatives."

Connie Mackey, the president of the FRC PAC, didn’t mince any words when it came to responding to Stupak and his colleagues.

"If Rep. Stupak is going to open the back door for the abortion industry, then it’s time to show him the exit door," she said.

Earlier this week, the Susan B. Anthony List sponsored ads in several districts either criticizing or thanking lawmakers for their votes.

The pro-life women’s group has purchased $150,000 in radio ads and automated phone calls to residents in several congressional districts.

They target Reps. Steve Driehaus in Ohio, Kathy Dahlkemper in Pennsylvania, Alan Mollohan in West Virginia and Bart Stupak in Michigan and inform voters that their vote for the health care bill will ensure their tax dollars pay for abortions.

Reps. Gene Taylor in Mississippi and Dan Lipinski in Illinois will benefit from the thank you campaign because they "held their resolve and stood behind their principles," the organization said.

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