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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pro-Life PAC Endorses Schmidt And Latta in Ohio: Pledges Susan B. Anthony Dollars

CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Republican Bob Latta's NW Ohio campaign to claim the vacant OH-05 congressional seat in a Dec. 11 special election has been endorsed by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, which bundles political donations from across the nation for its approved slate. The 501c organization has been described as a conservative counter to EMILY's List, which backs Democrats. U.S. Rep Jean Schmidt also is being backed by the Susan B. Anthony List, a key endorsement that may help her raise money for the March GOP primary contest against challenger Phil Heimlich. She had the group's support in 2006 as well.

In July, the PAC had about $110,000 on hand to spend on the 2008 campaign. It claims about 140,000 members across the U.S. and bundles donations for candidates. The PAC's goal is to elect pro-life women to Congress, but it will support men if they are facing a Democratic candidate who supports a woman's right to choose an abortion. Marjorie Dannensfelser, who heads the group, called Latta and Schmidt pro-life "heroes" who need money immediately for their races in Ohio.

"Susan B. Anthony List members are eager to support pro-life heroes when they need it most -- right now. The consequences of disengagement are dire. The lives of women and their unborn babies are on the line, and the Susan B. Anthony List candidate fund is ready to defend them at the ballot box."


  1. Schmidt has done well in defending the pro-life cause, but her primary opponent Phil Heimlich is as pro-life as her. Here's what Dr. John Willke had to say about Heimlich:

    "In today's political world it is rare to find someone who has the courage and commitment to fight for the values we share. It is difficult to find an elected official who will state that he is Pro-Life and then actually stand up for the rights of the unborn. Phil Heimlich is one of these people. ...Phil Heimlich has consistently fought for the Pro-Life cause."

    Just don't want people to think Heimlich was pro-choice because Schmidt was endorsed by Susan B. Anthony PAC.

  2. Hi Heimlich Backer --

    The SBA List has a bias in favor of pro-life candidates who are female, so Jean Schmidt would be an obvious selection for that organization. I don't think they are saying anything about Heimlich's credentials regarding that issue. The SBA List appears to always go with the woman.

  3. Bill,

    Those of us with long memories remember that before he hooked up with the Willke set, Phil Heimlich wrote and presented a paper at his church about how the bible justifies a woman's right to choose.

    Don't believe me? Ask him yourself.