Today NARAL released a groundbreaking report on the activities of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List. The report contains shocking allegations and makes for fascinating reading – NARAL’s crack staff of researchers apparently worked tirelessly to uncover a treasure trove of new information. According to the report, Susan B. Anthony List 1) raises money for pro-life candidates, 2) supports pro-life laws, 3) hires pro-life people, and 4) receives grants from conservative foundations. Last spring the group even went so far as to hire a lobbyist to lobby against Planned Parenthood funding. Shocking!
In all seriousness, Susan B. Anthony List should welcome this report. Founded in 1992, the group has done a fine job both raising the profile of pro-life women and assisting pro-life women who are running for elected office. Twenty years ago, there were almost no pro-life women serving in Congress. Now there are two female pro-life senators and over 15 pro-life female members of the House. This is in no small part to the efforts of Susan B. Anthony List, and the fact that the group is receiving scrutiny from its opponents is a nice testament to its effectiveness.
— Michael J. New is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, a fellow at the Witherspoon Institute, and an adjunct scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_J_New.