U.S. Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Steve Driehaus

Pro-life Friend –

What an exciting day!   This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Steve Driehaus.   As you know, this case is about free speech and our right to criticize politicians who turn their backs on unborn children and vote for taxpayer-funded abortion.   In 2010, SBA List tried to put up billboards to educate then-Rep. Steve Driehaus’ constituents of his support for taxpayer-funded abortion by voting for Obamacare. But the billboards never went up and our free speech rights were chilled.   Our legal team inside the courtroom thought the hearing went extremely well. As the Columbia Dispatch reported, a majority of justices expressed “grave doubts about the constitutionality” of the Ohio law Driehaus used to silence us.   Pray for a ruling in our favor – we are expecting a decision by the end of June!   I also thought you might like to take a look at some of the great media coverage of our case including: FOX News, Politico, Reuters, Washington Examiner, Wall Street Journal – just to name a few.After the hearing, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser addressed the media gathered outside and reiterated our reason for being at the Supreme Court in the first place. Marjorie said:

“This lawsuit originated when we sought to criticize those who voted for Obamacare and the expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion it entailed. We have full confidence in the veracity of our claims and hope to see our First Amendment rights affirmed by the Court. In 2014 and beyond, we must be permitted to expose the truth about Obamacare and those who support it.”   Pro-life Friend, as you know, Obamacare is the largest expansion of taxpayer funding of abortion on-demand since Roe.   For nearly four years, your SBA List and other pro-life groups have stood with the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops and leading members of Congress in pointing out the hidden abortion funding problems in Obamacare.   These abortion problems blatantly contradict President Obama’s 2009 promise that “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion.”   Our team will not rest in this fight – and we are fueled by your continued commitment to standing up to those who vote against unborn children and women. God bless you!
Mallory Quigley Communications Director Susan B. Anthony ListDonations can also be mailed to SBA List, Suite 550, 1707 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Contributions or gifts to Susan B. Anthony List, Inc., a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes. Donations may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates. All donations are made to the general treasury of the Susan B. Anthony List, Inc., and are not designated for any particular purpose. Donation will be used in the sole discretion of the Officers and/or Board of Directors in accordance with the mission and purposes of the SBA List.

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