Indiana: Ad Exposes Donnelly’s Support for Pro-Abortion Obamacare

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 22, 2012   |   5:10PM   |   Indianapolis, IN

Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced the launch of a combined $90,000 television ad and mail campaign to educate voters on Indiana senate candidate Rep. Joe Donnelly.

The new ad specifically exposes Donnelly’s record of voting for taxpayer funding of abortion by supporting Obamacare. The weeklong $40,000 TV ad buy begins on Monday.

“In 2010, Joe Donnelly was one of the so-called ‘pro-life’ Democrats who chose party over principle and betrayed unborn children and pro-life taxpayers by voting for Obamacare, the largest expansion of abortion on-demand since Roe,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Dannenfelser told LifeNews: There is no statute of limitation on the consequences of that vote. It’s time to send Joe Donnelly home – not to higher office. Indiana women and families deserve better – they deserve the principled leadership of Richard Mourdock in the U.S. Senate. Mourdock has pledged to get taxpayers out of the abortion business by repealing Obamacare and will be a voice for life in the U.S. Senate.”

She said, as the Affordable Care Act is implemented, some former Members of Congress are publicly lamenting their vote for it, which cost them their job during the 2010 midterm elections. Both former Representatives Bart Stupak and Kathy Dahlkemper have decried the fact that with the HHS Mandate, President Obama violated the abortion funding ‘compromise’ they thought they had cured.

During the 2010 midterm elections, the Susan B. Anthony List defeated 15 out of 20 of the Democrats who failed to hold firm on their pro-life principles during the vote over Obamacare.

Previously, the SBA List attempted to use billboards to educate constituents about Donnelly’s record, however, Lamar Companies cited an ongoing lawsuit between the SBA List and former Ohio Congressman Steve Driehaus as the reason it would not accept the billboard placement. Driehaus’ legal battle against SBA List is ongoing, including his defamation claim in which the former congressman alleges that the SBA List cost him his job and a “loss of livelihood” after the group tried erecting similar billboards in his district in 2010.