This article originally appeared on TheHill.com on Septmeber 30, 2010.
Anti-abortion group erects billboards in Dem districts
By Sean J. Miller
The Susan B. Anthony List is keeping up the pressure on pro-life Democrats who voted for the healthcare reform bill.
Up until now, it’s focused on direct mail and radio spots, but next week drivers in districts from Indiana to Pennsylvania will see billboards pronouncing “shame on” the member for his or her vote (an image of one of the billboards going up in Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s Pennsylvania district is below).
The anti-abortion group dropped $55,000 on 32 billboards that are scheduled to be up next week and run until at least Oct. 31, according to a spokesman for the SBA. The billboards will also appear in Reps. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Steve Driehaus’ districts (D-Ohio).
Anti-abortion advocates believe the Democrats’ healthcare legislation opened the door to taxpayer funding of abortion procedures and are targeting the pro-life members of the party who voted for it.