Much of the Democratic National Convention has focused on women and portraying Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as hostile to the health care choices of women. But the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List says President Obama is the real radical on abortion.
The group is airing ads in multiple states showcasing a young woman who survived an attempted abortion. The woman also reminds viewers that Obama voted four times in the Illinois State Senate against rights for babies who survive abortions.
Marjorie Dannenfelser says that is as far out of the mainstream as one can be. She also tears into the Democratic platform, which calls for access to abortion throughout a pregnancy and advocates paying for them with taxpayer dollars.
The descriptive language has also changed, according to Dannenfelser, who points out that Democrats used to advocate for abortions that were “safe, legal and rare” but they no longer use the word “rare.”
GOP nominee Mitt Romney was strongly pro-choice during his 1994 U.S. Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial bid. He later changed his position, and Dannenfelser says she believes it to be sincere. She also touches on the firestorm the erupted last month around Missouri U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin and his reference to “legitimate rape.” Dannenfelser says those comments were unfortunate but the electorate is back to focusing on the big picture now.
SBA List has already begun airing its ad about Obama’s abortion record in the “Show Me State.”