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Feb 22, 2013
Remember ex-Rep. Steve Driehaus of Ohio?
He's the former Congressman who filed the outrageous lawsuit against the SBA List for "loss of livelihood" after his vote for pro-abortion Obamacare cost him his seat.
The SBA List made sure that the people of Ohio knew about his real record, and he blamed us for ruining his career! And last month, a federal district court judge (who was appointed by President Obama) dismissed Driehaus’s lawsuit, saying that the First Amendment protected our right to educate voters about legislators’ pro-abortion votes. This was a big victory and we hoped that we had heard the last from this former congressman.
Well, he's back: He's appealing the court's commonsense decision against his nonsense lawsuit. He's trying to beat us one legal bill at a time – draining us of valuable resources and staff time!
This isn't just about a single lawsuit - this is about a politician using the federal court system to attempt to restrict our constitutional right to free speech and to prevent us from holding elected officials accountable for the way they vote.
One of the most outrageous things about this case is that Driehaus holds the SBA List accountable for losing his election—but he has only himself to blame for betraying his pro-life constituents and unborn children. His vote for a law that forces taxpayers to be complicit in the deaths of unborn children is why the voters booted him out.
The SBA List works day in and day out to make sure that pro-life legislators stay true to the pro-life views which propelled them to office, and ultimately the voters decide. Ohio voters came down on the side of life.
Instead of recognizing the will of his constituents, Steve Driehaus wants to manipulate the legal system to silence pro-life voices. He wants to set a precedent that abortion activists across the country can use to try and shut down groups like ours.
It is frustrating to see this ex-Congressman once again using the court system to drain valuable resources and staff time, especially knowing that he should never have started this legal battle in the first place. We hope to soon see the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals concur with Judge Timothy Black who ultimately affirmed the First Amendment and the Constitutional right of people to speak out against their elected officials.Read More
Tags: Steve Driehaus
Feb 20, 2013
Pro-Life Woman Leads on Bill to Regulate Alabama Abortion Clinics
Pro-lifers in Alabama are cheering the 73-23 approval of a bill in the state House of Representatives to require abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals; require clinics to meet ambulatory clinic standards; and to make it a felony for anyone but a doctor to dispense abortion-inducing drugs.
These common sense regulations, sponsored by a strong woman leader and friend of the Susan B. Anthony List, Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, now head to the Alabama Senate.
Rep. McClurkin told The Montgomery Adviser that this “truly is a women’s rights bill,” and emphasized the need to keep women safe, especially when undergoing a dangerous and invasive surgical procedure like abortion.
Although abortion lobbyists oppose such legislation, this bill is intended to promote women’s health, not hinder it. What’s more, clinic regulations are an area of common ground when it comes to the issue of abortion.
Similar clinic regulations were recently passed both in Michigan and Alabama’s neighboring Mississippi. In Michigan, a recent poll found 85 percent of those surveyed agree with the new law to license and inspect abortion clinics. Even 76 percent of self-described pro-choice Democratic women agree that abortion clinics should be held to the same – if not much higher – health standards as tattoo parlors and nail salons.
Thank you, Rep. McClurkin, for your pro-life, pro-woman stand! The SBA List is so grateful for your leadership when it comes to protecting the women, girls, and unborn children of Alabama.Read More
Tags: abortion clinic regulations, Alabama
Feb 13, 2013
Survey: New Yorkers Support Common Sense Abortion Restrictions
Today our friends at the New York-based Chiaroscuro Foundation released polling data which breaks down New Yorkers' attitudes on abortion and NY Governor Cuomo’s recent proposed changes to abortion laws.
Details of the governor's Reproductive Health Act, which would significantly expand abortion in the state, were released today outside City Hall in New York.
Although 41% of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion, the Chiaroscuro Foundation's survey found that "an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support sensible restrictions on abortions." According to the survey:
Additionally, the survey found that New Yorkers also favor other common limits on abortion including:
Like President Obama, Governor Cuomo is a radical pro-abortion advocate, who has yet to identify a single circumstance where he would protect the life of the unborn child in the womb.
Even in a place like New York City, Americans want and support common sense limitations on abortion, proving that politicians like Gov. Cuomo, and the abortion lobby groups they are working with like Planned Parenthood and NARAL, are outside the mainstream on this issue.
Chiaroscuro Foundation president Greg Pfundstein summed it up saying, "While it is difficult to imagine having even less abortion regulation in New York, Gov. Cuomo’s special interest allies in the abortion lobby have come up with a few ideas, and they are all extremely unpopular...It is imperative for Governor Cuomo to listen to what pro-choice and pro-life New Yorkers actually think before he acts in haste on this radical legislative proposal.”Read More
Tags: Chiaroscuro Foundation, new york