Pro-Abortion Group Emily’s List Raising Big Bucks to Stop Pro-Life Candidates
by Steven Ertelt
September 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-abortion group Emily’s List is raising big bucks in its attempt to defend the pro-abortion majorities that currently control both houses of Congress. The organization has employed celebrities and elected officials in campaigns to raise funds from its membership.
The Center for Responsive Politics indicates the group has formed a "super PAC" that received $430,000 in August alone for pro-abortion candidates.
It indicates the PAC, known as Women Vote, raised $250,000 from the Service Employees International Union and another $95,000 from four wealthy women philanthropists and investors who have been prolific political donors over the years.
"The largest individual contribution the group received in August came from New York investor Judith-Ann Corrente, who contributed $50,000," the report indicated. "Along with her husband, Blenheim Capital Management Chairman Willem Kooyker, Corrente is among the top 50 donors to all federal candidates, parties and committees so far this election cycle."
CRP says Emily’s List raised $1.5 million between January and August and closed out the last month with $703,000 on hand. The pro-abortion group spent 826,900 since January, including more than $65,800 on mailings last month for pro-abortion Missouri Senate candidate Robin Carnahan who is taking on pro-life candidate Roy Blunt.
In a new email to members of Emily’s List, pro-abortion Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says the group wants to raise another $125,000 by the end of this week.
"Now it’s your turn to join us by making a contribution towards EMILY’s List’s goal of $125,000, which they must reach by September 24 to enact their victory plan," the email LifeNews.com obtained said.
"They need to raise $125,000 by September 24, or risk leaving great candidates like Barbara and Patty on their own in the home stretch," the email added, saying pro-abortion senators Barbara Boxer of California and Patty Murray of Washington face tough re-election campaigns against pro-life advocates.
"If you care about electing pro-choice Democratic women then you need to support EMILY’s List, too. Progressive champions like Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray are under assault from the GOP. And EMILY’s List is standing strong with them," Franken said. "I can’t imagine the Senate without Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray. And I don’t want to."
However, if voters have anything to say about it, Franken may not only have to deal with the loss of the two pro-abortion stalwarts but potentially losing control of the Senate as well to Republicans who will oppose their efforts to promote abortion at taxpayer expense.
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