Radio station WTOP in Washington, D.C., stopped airing a paid advertisement from a pro-life group. The ads by the Susan B. Anthony List were aimed at Congress, which is considering whether to stop sending taxpayer dollars to the nation’s largest abortion seller.
“One of the surest signs that a policy message like ours is effective is its opponents’ pushing to silence it,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser with SBA List. “Planned Parenthood speaks boldly of its pride in performing more abortions than any other entity in the United States and packaging the body parts of these abortion children for profitable use. These are the facts, however uncomfortable they may be for some to hear.”
Despite the setback, Dannenfelser says her group is not going away.
“We will continue to unveil and champion the truth about Planned Parenthood,” she said, “no matter what they and their allies do to suppress the reality behind their public masks.”
“The Obama administration has demonstrated it cannot be trusted…”
Merrick Garland is President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Pro-family groups want the Senate to wait until after the presidential election to take any action on a nominee.
“This changes nothing,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser with Susan B. Anthony List. “We do not know this nominee but we do know Barack Obama. Anyone he nominates will join the voting bloc on the Court that consistently upholds abortion on-demand.”
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“The Obama administration has demonstrated it cannot be trusted to respect the rule of law, the Constitution and the limits of its own authority,” said attorney Casey Mattox with Alliance Defending Freedom. “So it should be no surprise that the American people would be highly skeptical that any nominee this president puts forth would be acceptable.”
“President Obama has already appointed two judicial activists to the Court,” said Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values,” that have voted to redefine marriage and have opposed religious freedom and protecting life in the Hobby Lobby decision.”
Senate Republicans continue to say they will not hold hearings on any nominee. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor after the announcement.
“It is the president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as a check on the president, and withhold its consent,” he said. “Our view is: Give the people a voice in filling this vacancy.”