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Susan B. Anthony List Lies About Obama’s Record

Robin Marty

What is more important for women in politics than starting a super PAC focused on a race between two men?

The Susan B. Anthony List, once seen as a way to try and help anti-choice women get elected to public office, is now straying even further from their original cause. This week they have announced a new super PAC and an ad campaign dedicated to the 2012 presidential election and the defeat of President Barack Obama.

Via The Hill:

The Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super-PAC to oppose President Obama and give the abortion debate a higher profile in the presidential election.

The new Women Speak Out PAC aims to “amplify the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extreme abortion record,” the SBA List announced Tuesday.

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“The most pro-abortion president our nation has ever seen resides in the White House and is seeking a second term,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement.

Dannensfeiser says Obama’s actions “fly in the face of mainstream American women,” and that their ad campaign is necessary to  “amplify” the voices of women opposed to his record on abortion. A record where, among other lies and dubious claims, they say “As President, he signed Obamacare, the biggest ever expansion of tax-subsidized abortions, even for abortions just because the baby is a girl.” There is no funding for safe abortion care in the Affordable Care Act, and certainly no federal policy that encourages sex selection abortion.

Is this the hook they are using to continue a deceptive claim that they are on task and actually supporting women when they add their financial support to races that don’t even involve female candidates?  If so, it’s probably no more of a stretch than their belief that Susan B. Anthony was pro-life in the first place.

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