GOP Ad Bashes "Stupak Sellouts," Pro-Life Democrats Backing Pro-Abortion Bill
by Steven Ertelt
April 19, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new online ad run by the campaign committee for House Republicans takes 15 pro-life Democrats to task who voted for the final pro-abortion health care bill last month. The ad features retiring pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak and highlights his colleagues — labeled the "Stupak Sellouts" — for their votes.
The National Republican Congressional Committee unveiled a the new web page today to build opposition to its November election opponents.
The NRCC named it after Stupak, the Michigan Democrat who orchestrated the vote for the pro-abortion health care bill in exchange for an executive order that pro-life groups unanimously said would not truly ban abortion funding under the health care program.
"Bart Stupak announced his retirement only 20 days after selling out his constituents in order to pass the Democratic health care takeover," the GOP web site says. "Now, 15 other Democrats are faced with the same choice: face their constituents who they sold out in order to pass Obamacare, or drop out like Bart Stupak."
"We need your help reminding these sellouts that they are supposed to be representing your values. We need your help reminding these sellouts that they failed to do so this March. We need your help to retire these Stupak Sellouts," the web site says.
"Tell the Stupak sellouts that federal funding of abortion is wrong," the web site ads in bolded red lettering.
The GOP page names pro-life advocates like Allan Mollohan in West Virginia, who recently lost the support of National Right to Life for his vote for the pro-abortion health care bill.
Other pro-life lawmakers included in the list are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania, and Steve Driehaus, an Ohio congressman who lost support from NRLC and Ohio Right to Life.
The list also includes lawmakers with mixed records on abortion or abortion advocates such as Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, John Salazar of Colorado, and Dave Obey of Wisconsin.
Ken Spain, the NRCC’s communications director, told CNN today, "The goal is to keep the bill fresh on the minds of voters in targeted districts."
The 15 House Democrats targeted in the new online ad include:
Rep. Alan Mollohan of West Virginia
Rep. Baron Hill of Indiana
Rep. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez of Texas
Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin
Rep. Dennis Cardoza of California
Rep. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota
Rep. Jim Costa of California
Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana
Rep. John Salazar of Colorado
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania
Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania
Rep. Ron Klein of Florida
Rep. Steve Driehaus of Ohio
Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia
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