New Campaign Targets 42 House Districts, 2.3M Pro-Life Voters

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 23, 2010   |   4:19PM   |   Washington, DC

The Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new voter education campaign designed to affect the elections for members of the House of Representatives. With the pro-life movement needing a shift of 39 seats to change control of the House from pro-abortion to pro-life, SBA is targeting 42 races.

The SBA List direct mail campaign beginning this week will reach more than 2.3 million identified pro-life voters in 42 competitive Congressional districts across the country.

“The common factor among this unusually large number of competitive races is a dissatisfaction with the broad overreach of the Obama Administration and its Congressional allies, especially on the issue of abortion,” the organization’s president, Marjorie Dannenfeler, told this morning.

“Poll after poll shows that Americans do not want their tax dollars funding abortions, yet the Obama administration and its allies in Congress have expanded taxpayer funding of abortion both here and abroad in unprecedented ways,” she said.

Dannenfelser says the mailings will bring to light the pro-abortion positions of candidates in these districts and any pro-abortion votes they have cast as well as information such as money received from the abortion lobby.

“These representatives can’t hide from their positions, though many of them are trying to,” Dannenfelser said. “Votes have consequences and these politicians will receive that message on November 2nd.”

All of the candidates the mailings focus on are pro-abortion members of the House or pro-life Democrats who SBA List says violated their pro-life views by voting for the ObamaCare bill that essentially allows abortion funding and what pro-life groups have termed the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.

The mailings target candidates in numerous states including Ann Kirkpatrick, Harry Mitchell, Raul Grijalva, and Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona; Jerry McNerne, Dennis Cardoza and Loretta Sanchez in California; John Salazar in Colorado; and Allen Boyd, Ron Klein and Suzanne Kosmas in Florida.

The SBA List campaign will also include Sanford Bishop in Georgia; Debbie Halvorson, Bill Foster, and Phil Hare in Illinois; Joe Donnelly and Barron Hill in Indiana; Barney Frank in Massachusetts; Mark Schauer in Michigan; Jim Oberstar in Minnesota, Russ Carnahan in Missouri, Bob Etheridge in North Carolina and Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire. [related]

The mailings also target Martin Heinrich and Dina Titus in Nevada; Daniel Maffei in New York; Steve Driehaus, Marcy Kaptur, Betty Sutton and John Bocciere in Ohio; Kathy Dahlkemper, Patrick Murphy, Chris Carney, and Paul Kanjorski in Pennsylvania; John Spratt in South Carolina; Ciro Rodriguez in Texas; Gerry Connolly in Virginia; Rick Larsen and Adam Smith in Washignton; Ron Kind and Steve Kagen in Wisconsin; and Nick Rahall in West Virginia.