Stop Rep. Steve Driehaus From His Attack on a Catholic Pro-Life Leader
By Deal W. Hudson
Congressman Driehaus is way behind in the polls, and one of the reasons is his vote for Obama-Care.
The SBA List has paid for billboards to state the truth about his vote for Obama’s health care legislation: Congressman Driehaus voted for taxpayer-funded abortions.
Congressman Driehaus filed a formal complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission on the grounds that the SBA List was falsely representing his voting record.
Driehaus wants to effectively take away the freedom of Dannenfelser and the SBA List to speak publicly about his voting record.
Last Tuesday a three-member panel of the Commission voted 2-1 that there was “probable cause” to allow the complaint to go to a formal hearing of the full seven-member commission.
Dannenfelser, if found guilty, could go to jail.
In his affidavit to the Ohio Elections Commission, Douglas Johnson, legislative director of National Right to Life, has brilliantly summarized the legislative history of the health care bill signed into law by President Obama.
I urge you to read Johnson’s affidavit in full – we need to be fully informed for the election battles that have already arrived and those that are still to come.
Marjorie Dannenfelser and the SBA List told the truth about Congressman Driehaus voting for taxpayer-funded abortions.
The biggest irony in Congressman Driehaus’s complaint against the SBA List is that he held the same opinion of the health care bill up until March 19, 2010. On that day, Driehaus suddenly dropped all his objections to the presence of abortion funding that led to his co-sponsoring the Stupak-Pitts Amendment of the House bill and the H. Con. Res. 254 which would have imposed the same restrictions on the Senate bill.
Now Congressman Driehaus wants to send Marjorie Dannefelser to jail for holding the same opinion of the health care bill he expressed until March 19.
The health care bill signed into law by President Obama on May 23 had the same abortion provisions once opposed by Congressmen Steve Driehaus and Bart Stupak (D, MI-01).
Congressman Steve Driehaus considers himself a Catholic, yet he would send a fellow Catholic to jail for her pro-life beliefs.
Dannenfelser has said nothing about the health care bill that has not already been said by the Catholic bishops, speaking through the official statements of the USCCB.
If Congressman Driehaus succeeds in using the Ohio Elections Commission to silence and punish Dannenfelser and the SBA List, a great wrong will have been committed.
I hope you will contact Congressman Dreihaus at his campaign headquarters, and let him and his staff know what you think about his efforts to take away the freedom of speech from a Catholic leader of the pro-life movement.
If this works, the effort to silence, intimidate, and imprison won’t end with Marjorie Dannenfelser — I can promise you.
Driehaus for Congress
P.O. Box 11568
Cincinnati, OH 45211