SBA List ad attacks Obama and his ‘one friend,’ abortion providers
Anti-abortion-rights policy group the Susan B. Anthony List this week launched an attack video against President Barack Obama, depicting his only friends as abortion providers amid dwindling support from other groups.
In the 49-second video, an animated Obama is shown drinking and smirking at a bar seemingly only stocked with bottles of Champagne, while a narrator says:
He was the most popular guy at the party. Big smiles and tall tales. But the longer he stayed, the less he’s liked. First, the small businessmen left him. Then, union workers, college kids, and soccer moms. But through it all, one friend has stuck with Barack Obama: the abortion providers. And his dedication knows no bounds. For them, he promised to shut down the entire federal government. Threatened to slash Medicaid for the poor in Indiana. Even offered to pay for abortion clinics in New Hampshire…with our federal tax dollars. Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood. They won’t stop…until America turns off the music.
The anti-Obama campaign ad was spurred by the federal government’s recent move to contract family-planning services in New Hampshire to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, after the state’s executive council stripped $1.8 million in federal family-planning funding from that Planned Parenthood affiliate.
The Associated Press recently reported state health officials asked the federal government to step in after they could not find other entities to provide all the family-planning services offered by the state’s six Planned Parenthood clinics. According to Reuters, it was the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services commissioner who alerted Washington that the state was violating federal rules requiring family-planning services be provided statewide. Reuters also reported that about 4,000 New Hampshire women had their health care services “disrupted” after the executive council initially canceled Planned Parenthood’s contract in June.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser has called the federal government’s actions in New Hampshire “government by fiat.” The SBA List has raised funds on the message that encouraging states to restrict uninsured women’s access to family-planning and reproductive-health services will reduce abortions.
The group has so far been successful at shaping the abortion/family-planning-funding debate among the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, as several have signed the group’s controversial anti-abortion-rights pledge.
As of June, the Susan B Anthony List Inc. Candidate Fund consists of about $13,000.