Case Over False Political Ads Against Pro-Life Democrat Heads to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the federal case stemming from political ads by the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, a pro-life group heavily tilted toward Republicans, that falsely claimed former Rep. Steve Driehaus, a pro-life Democrat, had voted for taxpayer-funded abortion. During the 2010 elections, the SBA List initiated ads on billboards and elsewhere claiming that in voting for healthcare reform, then-Rep. Driehaus had “voted FOR taxpayer-funded abortion.”  Rep. Driehaus challenged this claim, filing a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission arguing that the SBA List ads violated Ohio’s false-statement laws, which prohibit the making of knowingly or recklessly false statements...

DFLA Statement on Young v. UPS

For Immediate Release September 12, 2014 Contact: Kristen Day: 202-220-3066   “As a pro-life advocate, I am proud to stand here to support Peggy Young. In our movement, we are often accused of caring only for the unborn child and ignoring the needs of the women. The fact that I am joined by 22 other pro-life groups is a testament to our commitment to the value of life and of raising children. Denying benefits and not providing reasonable accommodations for a pregnant woman is not pro-life.   The Court of Appeals was in error with its interpretation of the PDA. If the Supreme Court upholds that position, it could put a woman in the unjustifiable position of choosing between...

DFLA Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Religious-Freedom

Rights to Object to Facilitating Abortions DFLA filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court" brief in two U.S. Supreme Court cases to support conscience rights of business owners and their corporations. The brief of Democrats for Life of America and former congressman Bart Stupak, both of whom supported the Affordable Care Act as a whole, focuses on the fact that the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga owners and companies object to facilitating drugs and devices that they reasonably fear may cause termination of a new embryo. "Our nation has a longstanding and pervasive tradition of accommodating conscientious objections to facilitating abortion," said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats...

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