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Anti-Choice Super PAC Targets Swing States With Ads

Pledges to Expose Obama as 'Abortion Radical'

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Pro- and anti-choice protesters. (Photo: renovomedia.com).

A new anti-choice super PAC plans to raise and spend more than $500,000 on television ads in swing states to portray President Obama as "an abortion radical."

The conservative PAC Susan B. Anthony List has launched the super PAC "Women Speak Out" with the mission of "amplify(ing) the voices of women exposed to President Obama and his extreme abortion record," according to the group's website.

The PAC's first $500,000 will be spent on television ads in the swing states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, although the group's website claims that one ad was expected to air on KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, during Wednesday's presidential debate.

One ad alleges that when Obama was an Illinois state senator, he "opposed a law to provide equal treatment for children born alive after a failed abortion."

The SBA List was launched 20 years ago to support anti-choice candidates, Mother Jones reported. The group has since become strongly aligned with the Republican party.

Politico reports that the SBA List says they have spent $875,000 on television ads so far in this cycle.

Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, as long as they don't coordinate with the political parties and candidates, according to Huffington. Traditional PACs have limits on individual contributions. Both must disclose their donors to the Federal Elections Commission.
 

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