WASHINGTON – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced their endorsement of Steve Chabot, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio’s 1st district. Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented on the endorsement:
“Congressman Steve Driehaus will soon realize, as Alan Mollohan and Bart Stupak already have, that votes do have consequences. Unlike Congressman Driehaus, whose vote for healthcare reform resulted in the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, we know Steve Chabot will be true to his word—and protect women and unborn children across the country. The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund is proud to endorse Steve Chabot for Congress.
“A sponsor of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Steve Chabot has already proved to be an unwavering voice for Life. We look forward to once again having his consistent support for unborn children and their mothers.”
After the Stupak coalition of ‘pro-life’ Democrats voted for healthcare reform that allows for federal funding of abortion, the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund made it a priority to elect true pro-life leaders, male or female, in a handful of those Democratic districts.
A March 2010 poll commissioned by the Susan B. Anthony List found that 72% of respondents in Rep. Driehaus’ district opposed taxpayer funding of abortion in healthcare reform. Fifty-five percent responded that they would be less likely to vote to re-elect Congressman Driehaus if he voted for the healthcare bill.
Steve Chabot was first elected to serve as Representative for Ohio’s first district in 1995. In 2008, Chabot lost his re-election to Steve Driehaus.
Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund endorsements are promoted to the organization’s nationwide membership of over 280,000 Americans. The SBA List Candidate Fund endorses pro-life female candidates, as well as pro-life male candidates who run against female candidates in favor of abortion rights. In 2008, the SBA List Candidate Fund raised over $1 million.