Pro-life groups are in the final stages of reaching voters as early voting continues across the country. On Monday, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released new numbers for their grassroots campaign, announcing that more than 700 pro-life activists are working with them and their partner PAC, Women Speak Out, knocking on over 1 million doors over the 2016 election cycle.
Groups like SBA List are working overtime to reach voters — pro-life and pro-choice alike — while being out-spent by the abortion lobby.
This cycle, Planned Parenthood has spent over $30 million and in the final run of the cycle plans to have 1,500 paid staffers and 3,500 volunteers knocking on 500,000 doors in swing states such as New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada and North Carolina. This is the same abortion giant that receives over $500 million from tax-payers every year that covers their “preventative” measures such as condoms, STD testing, contraceptives, etc. While Planned Parenthood cannot spend taxpayer dollars on politics, money is fungible and resources they receive from the federal government free up other resources for politics. This gives them the opportunity to use their abortion proceeds and donor dollars to work to elect and defend pro-abortion politicians who will protect their federal monies and their unregulated abortion practices.
Over the last 40 years, pro-lifers have countered this effort, forming organizations such as National Right to Life and the Susan B. Anthony List to go up against the pro-abortion political strategy by electing pro-life leaders and supporting them and holding them accountable while in Washington, D.C.
And they are a powerful force. Just looking at the SBA List’s election activities this cycle, SBA List and its partner PAC Women Speak Out, have spent just over $18 million and they have knocked on doors to get voters out to vote for pro-life candidates down the ticket in swing states such as Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri.
Mary Powers is a young professional living and working in Washington, DC.