FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2012
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
SBA List Radio Ad Exposes Kerrey’s Extreme Record on Partial Birth Abortion
Washington, DC ─ Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced the launch of a $40,000 radio ad campaign in Nebraska to expose senate candidate Bob Kerrey’s extreme abortion record including his votes against the ban on late-term partial birth abortion. The ad will air on country, Christian, and oldies music stations in the Omaha and Lincoln media markets through Election Day.
“The last time Bob Kerrey was in the U.S. Senate, he voted against the ban on the gruesome practice of partial birth abortion five times,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “That’s extreme –and the people of Nebraska deserve to know the truth about Bob Kerrey’s record. According to recent Gallup polling in Nebraska and across the country, Americans are increasingly identifying themselves as ‘pro-life,’ so much so that Gallup called pro-life the ‘new normal.’ Bob Kerrey’s record flies in the face of this growing consensus.
“Deb Fischer, on the other hand, has a consistent record of fighting for pro-life, pro-woman policies in the Nebraska state legislature – she is the type of leader Nebraska women and families deserve. We look forward to seeing her build the ranks of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate.”
A partial script of the ad follows:
“Recently we’ve lost a dear friend… Bob Kerrey moved back to Nebraska.
It sounds absolutely dreadful.
I mean, what on earth does Bob Kerrey have in common with them?
We loved it when Bob Kerrey voted five times to allow late-term partial birth abortion,
and Bob Kerrey voted against parental notification laws so children don’t have to tell their parent before getting an abortion.
I think Bob Kerrey should be proud that his vote record got a failing grade from National Right to Life.
They say he voted against unborn life,
I say, you are marvelous!
So Bob, even if pro-life Nebraskans reject you, you will always have a home here in New York, darling.”
While serving in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2001, Kerrey earned a career voting score of 4 percent with the National Right to Life Committee. Kerrey voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act five times, as well as for the Harkin Amendment to endorse Roe v. Wade. Also while in the U.S. Senate, Kerrey consistently voted against limitations on the use of federal funds for elective abortions and against parental notification rights.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates that will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List will emphasize the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.