Today in news that is scary, we see the first use of the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that blocked the ban on corporate spending in elections. Anti-abortion groups are targeting Democrats in a series of pro-life ads. The ads were created by AUL Action who are part of Americans United for Life and are currently targeting John Boccieri of Ohio, Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania and Baron Hill of Indiana.
AUL Action says Boccieri, Carney and Hill are the first of about a dozen members of Congress it intends to target with ads. The one-minute ads are scheduled to begin airing Friday for one week. They criticize Boccieri, Hill and Carney for voting for President Barack Obama’s health care law. In a statement, AUL Action President Charmaine Yoest said the vote amounted to “the largest expansion of federal funding of abortion ever.”
“They will not be able to hide from that vote any longer,” she said.
The Supreme Court ruling was a below the belt hit to a just and fair democracy and this is only the beginning of how the economics of politics is going to change in our disfavor. What is more frightening than pro-life groups are ones that have a steady stream of funding to push their inhumane doctrinaire politics on their constituents and those beyond.