According to Real Clear Politics, Emily’s List, a pro-abortion group located in Washington D.C., is launching a campaign against pro-life presidential candidates’ who oppose Planned Parenthood and/or their efforts to defund it. The campaign, which is called the “Insult & Injury” initiative will document each time a Republican candidate “ignores, insults, or offends” American women.
The group’s Communications Director, Jess McIntosh, said, “Women and families need leaders who understand the challenges they face and take them seriously. They deserve better than the disrespectful words and harmful actions of the current Republican 2016 field.”
However, Emily’s List’s new campaign really isn’t all that surprising considering that before the 2014 elections they used every trick in the book to try and sway voters against pro-life candidates.
In fact, prior to the election they released an ad attacking pro-life Governor Scott Walker, who’s now a top Republican contender in the bid for president. In their spot, a woman identified as a nurse practitioner says, “Scott Walker needs to get out of my patients’ private lives, out of my examining room, and just leave women alone.” When Gov. Walker was confronted about the ad, he said, “…We think it is pretty straightforward. We think it’s about increasing public safety and providing a woman with more information about her options.”
In 2013, Gov. Walker faced criticism from pro-abortion groups after signing an ultrasound bill (Senate Bill 206, also known as Sonya’s Law) that ensures that women seeking abortions are given the opportunity to see their unborn children through ultrasound. The legislation also requires abortionists to have admitting privileges within thirty miles of their facility. This is the kind of pro-woman, pro-life bill that not only has proven to save the lives of unborn babies, but it has closed down abortion clinics that can’t comply with basic health and safety requirements.
The legislative director of Wisconsin Right to Life, Susan Armacost, said “We thank Governor Walker for signing this important piece of legislation into law. Sonya’s Law will empower women to make truly informed decisions regarding how they will proceed with their pregnancies and will protect the lives of women who experience complications after their abortions.”
As LifeNews previously reported, in Kentucky, Emily’s List labeled pro-life Mitch McConnell as an “anti-choice obstructionist” for fighting back against the pro-abortion Obama agenda. And the radical pro-abortion group also trashed Iowa Senator Joni Ernst before her State of the Union speech; and released a statement saying “GOP Chooses Window Dressing Over Substance to Appeal to Women.”
Unfortunately, Emily’s List announced that Hilary Clinton, a potential pro-abortion presidential nominee, would appear at its 30th anniversary awards gala in Washington on March 3.
In a press release they said, “…Former secretary of state will receive the group’s We Are EMILY Award to honor her leadership “as a fighter for women and families.” Clinton is known among pro-lifers as an abortionist extremist. In 1993, when she was attempting to transform the health care industry, she said that under her plan, abortion services “would be widely available.” Then, in 1999, she delivered a speech to NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, in Washington, D.C., stating her goal of “keeping abortion safe, legal and rare into the next century.”
Besides Scott Walker, Emily’s List is monitoring other pro-life presidential hopefuls like Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush.