FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2014
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Dannenfelser: A Stefanik Win Will Right a Wrong Began in 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Women Speak Out PAC, partner of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), announced a $25,000 radio ad campaign in support of pro-life Elise Stefanik, candidate for New York’s 21st congressional district. The SBA List Candidate Fund previously endorsed Stefanik in March. The group’s members have bundled more than $25,000 in campaign contributions to date.
“Political elites once posited that only a pro-abortion Republican could win in the North Country. That inaccuracy led to the nomination of Dede Scozzafava in 2009 – the pro-abortion Republican woman who ended up dropping out just days before Election Day, handing the seat to Democrat Bill Owens,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“Two election cycles later, we are on the cusp of righting that wrong. On Election Day, we expect North Country voters to elect Elise Stefanik – an accomplished and articulate pro-life woman leader,” continued Dannenfelser. Elise would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Her youth and passion for promoting the dignity of each human life will make her an excellent addition the growing list of pro-life women in Washington.”
The 60 second spot will run on Christian, talk, and classic/oldies stations across the district through the end of the week, targeting Stefanik’s opponent for his extreme views on abortion. A partial script follows:
Announcer: “Aaron Woolf moved back to the North Country from New York City to run for Congress. Problem is he brought his New York City values back with him.
“Take abortion…Aaron Woolf and groups backing him have some positions that even pro-choice folks find extreme…Aaron Woolf supports allowing abortions after 5 months of pregnancy, so late that the baby experiences excruciating pain.
“It means Aaron Woolf would allow abortion for any reason, right up to delivery. That’s not pro-choice. That’s extreme.”
In 2009 after the nomination of Dede Scozzafava, the Susan B. Anthony List launched a shadow campaign in support of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. The campaign ultimately caused Scozzafava to drop out of the contest and endorse Democrat Bill Owens. Hoffman lost by 2.3 percent of the vote.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.