The anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Friday that it plans to make automated phone calls to 4 million socially conservative voters in 12 swing states this weekend to ask them to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
The calls will feature the voice of conservative actor and former Senator Fred Thompson talking about President Barack Obama's views on abortion. "I want to take just a few seconds to ask for your vote ... not for me, but for thousands and thousands of children who have not yet been born," Thompson says in the recording. "The fact is that Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president we’ve ever had. If he is reelected, more and more babies will never be born. If you value human life, you need to cast your vote against Barack Obama."
The group will place the calls in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and Wisconsin as part of its final campaign push for Romney.
The group is also going after Hispanic voters in six battleground states with anti-abortion phone messages from Hispanic actor Eduardo Versategui.
“With only four days to go, we are leaving nothing on the table – voters must know this President’s extreme abortion record before casting their vote,” SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement. “In 2004, 22 percent of voters cited ‘moral values’ including abortion as their most important issue, and 80 percent of those supported President Bush, clinching victory in an election that came down to 537 votes in the swing state of Florida. The pro-life issue is a winner, and pro-life voters are capable of securing victory in close elections."