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Oct 26, 2011
Reason: Former Ohio Congressman's Lawsuit Will Proceed in Federal Court -- in Spite of the First Amendment

Former Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) lost his re-election campaign last year and he knows who to blame. Not voters, but the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a pro-life political action committee that Driehaus is suing for defamation. He claims their criticism of him as insufficiently pro-life was a malicious lie that contributed to his defeat and thus his "loss of livelihood."

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Oct 26, 2011
Fredericksburg: Anti-abortion group backs Reeves, targets Houck

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, which describes itself as a “national pro-life political action committee”, said in a news release today that it will spend $25,000 campaigning against Houck in the 17th state Senate district. The group is also endorsing Houck’s opponent, Republican Bryce Reeves, along with three other Senate candidates. The group hopes to put more pro-life senators in office, they said, and end any state funding of Planned Parenthood.

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Oct 24, 2011
US News & World Report: Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss

Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his "loss of livelihood," Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

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Oct 24, 2011
Christianity Today: Is Cain Able to Move Past Abortion Controversy?

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued to clarify his position on abortion this past weekend. Controversy over Cain’s position began last week when he said he was pro-life in all circumstances but that government should stay out of a woman's decision. With social conservatives asking for clarity, Cain's opponents used the controversty as an opportunity to chip away at Cain's lead in the polls.

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Oct 23, 2011
NYT: Republicans Turn Judicial Power Into a Campaign Issue

“There’s an even more dramatic overstep on the part of the courts now,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a conservative legal advocacy group. “With the grass-roots revolution on the ground and the Tea Party movement, there’s a desire for a return back to first principles.”

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Oct 23, 2011
Washington Examiner: Judge oks ex-congressman's suit over lost job

When 15 House pro-life Democrats joined Republicans earlier this month to pass the Protect Life Act amending the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act by explicitly prohibiting federal funding of abortion (or abortion coverage) because the Obamacare law does not, somebody should have told former Rep. Steve Driehaus and Ohio U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black.

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Oct 21, 2011
NRO: NRLC ‘Confident’ that Cain’s Pro-Life

However, another pro-life organization, the Susan B. Anthony List, is questioning Cain’s pro-life credentials: “A candidate’s view of women and the unborn must be crystal clear to the pro-life voter, and Herman Cain’s confusing and fluid position on pro-life policy is unsettling,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement.

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Oct 21, 2011
Catholic News Agency: Under scrutiny, Herman Cain clarifies pro-life position

Cain has described himself as pro-life, and at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 7, he told his audience, “I believe in life from conception, period. No exceptions.” However, his commitment to life was called into question by some pro-life advocates when he chose not to sign the Susan B. Anthony List pledge. The pledge, offered to each major GOP presidential candidate, included four specific measures to fight abortion.

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Oct 21, 2011
The Hill: Anti-abortion rights group blasts Cain

The Susan B. Anthony List, a major organization of Republican women who oppose abortion rights, blasted Herman Cain on Friday for his repeatedly muddled responses on whether all abortions should be illegal.

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Oct 21, 2011
Daily Caller: Susan B. Anthony List wants Cain to sign pro-life pledge

“A candidate’s view of women and the unborn must be crystal clear to the pro-life voter, and Herman Cain’s confusing and fluid position on pro-life policy is unsettling,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List.  “When the lives of millions of the unborn are at stake, what a presidential candidate would do to advance pro-life priorities must be stated clearly and unequivocally.”

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