FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014
*** See New TV Ad Below ***
Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a new 60-second television ad tying Senate candidate Thom Tillis to the extreme right-wing Susan B. Anthony List political action committee. SBA List, in the past, has supported candidates like Todd “legitimate rape” Akin and Richard “God intended pregnancy though rape” Murdoch.
The ad, which NARAL Pro-Choice America will spend five-figures to run statewide, is being released this week in response to SBA List’s latest ad buy in North Carolina and in advance of tonight’s debate in Raleigh.
You can see the ad below.
“SBA List is supporting Thom Tillis for the same reasons they supported Todd Akin, Richard Murdoch, Ted Cruz and numerous other candidates—because they are way outside of the mainstream and they need extreme politicians to advance their agenda,” said Erika West, Political Director at NARAL Pro-Choice America. “SBA List stands against sex education, birth control access and legal abortion. We only need to look at Thom Tillis’ record in the state legislature to understand that he shares their vision—one that puts North Carolina women and families at risk.”
Last year, after the group got heavily involved in the Virginia governor’s race, NARAL Pro-Choice America and American Bridge released a report on the SBA List and their extreme positions. You can see it here.
Full Script of the Ad
“You’ve probably heard of Susan B. Anthony.
She fought against slavery and championed women’s rights. But odds are you haven’t heard of the Susan B. Anthony List—a radical right wing political action committee pledged to spend 10 million dollars this year to elect anti-choice candidates in states like yours.
Who does the List support? People like Todd Akin—who said women’s bodies could prevent pregnancies during “legitimate rape.”
Or Richard Mourdock, who said pregnancy from rape is “something God intended to happen.”
They oppose abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.
They’re against contraception and sex education. Most Americans agree that personal healthcare decisions are best left to women and their families, but the SBA List thinks they know what’s best for everyone.
So when you see an ad by the Susan B Anthony List: Don’t be fooled by the name. They’re as anti-woman as it gets.
Call Thom Tillis and ask him: Do you stand with North Carolina women and families…or the extreme agenda of the Susan B. Anthony List?
NARAL Pro-Choice America is responsible for the content of this advertising.”