The conservative Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super PAC aimed at "amplifying the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extreme abortion record."
The Women Speak Out PAC's first expenditure is a $500,000 TV ad buy in Ohio, Virginia and Florida media markets. The spots portray the president as an "abortion radical" and say he would "discard the weakest among us."
"As a state senator, Obama opposed a law to provide equal treatment for children born alive after a failed abortion. In Congress, Obama supported a law to block parental notice," one of the ads charges.
In a statement, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser argued the number of women self-identifying as "pro-life" has grown in the past 20 years, and they needed an outlet to become a force politically.
"Despite this shift in public opinion, the most pro-abortion president our nation has ever seen resides in the White House and is seeking a second term," said Dannenfelser. "Cash is the culprit here. We will not sit back and allow deep-pocketed abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood and EMILY's List claim to speak for all women. Their views -- like those of President Obama -- fly in the face of mainstream American women. The Women Speak Out PAC is another tool with which we will amplify the voice of pro-life women and expose the President's true record on this issue."
While the group already has a traditional political action committee, super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, as long as they don't coordinate with the political parties and candidates. Traditional PACs have limits on individual contributions. Both must disclose their donors to the Federal Elections Commission.
In a new Quinnipiac poll, Obama has an 18-point lead over GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney among women voters.
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