FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2012
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Women Speak Out Super PAC to Run Ad Featuring Abortion Survivor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Women Speak Out PAC, a project of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), announced that its new television ad highlighting Barack Obama’s extreme abortion record will air during tonight’s presidential debate. The ad features abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and exposes President Obama’s opposition to legislation to provide equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion. The ad will run on KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado costing $25,000.
“Tonight voters across the country, including many who are undecided, will be watching the presidential debate in order to learn more about each candidate,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “America’s #1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has been targeting Colorado voters with ads attempting to paint Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as extremists, but voters deserve to know who is really extreme on the issue of abortion. President Obama is so committed to abortion that he repeatedly opposed measures to ensure equal treatment and protection for babies who, like Melissa Ohden in our ad, survived a failed abortion. President Obama is far outside the mainstream on this issue.”
The ad buy comes a day after the Women Speak Out PAC announced its first $500,000 television ad campaign concentrated in key media markets in Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. So far in the presidential race the SBA List and the Women Speak Out PAC have spent a combined total of more than $875,000 on television ad campaigns to expose Barack Obama’s record on abortion.
Recent polling data released by the SBA List shows that President Obama loses support from likely swing voters once they learn about his extreme abortion record. A majority of swing voters (54%) are less likely to vote for President Obama after learning that he voted against a law to give equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion (35% much less likely). Key voter groups are also negatively impacted, including independents (46%) and pro-choicers (43%).
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the election, education, promotion, and mobilization of pro-life women.