The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List is bringing Mike Pence to the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
The event, Life Wins!, will be hosted at Cornerstone Ministries located in Export, PA (Westmoreland County), and will feature Vice President Pence, along with SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. The format will be a roundtable meeting with pregnancy center leaders, as well as women and men who have been served by the Women’s Choice Network.
The organization apparently has money to burn, as they announced a
… six-figure newspaper ad-buy covering the state. The ad urges Pennsylvanians to “consider their own position on abortion and question whether their conscience will allow them to accept the Democratic Party position on the issue”. The targeted ads will run in nine papers ahead of and on the day of the event, including: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Friday, Sunday), The Philadelphia Inquirer (Wednesday), The Erie Times-News (Sunday), The Scranton Times-Tribune (Sunday), Allentown’s The Morning Call (Sunday), Lower Bucks Times (Tuesday), Delaware County Daily Times (Sunday), The Tribune-Review (Sunday, Wednesday), and Valley News Dispatch (Sunday, Wednesday).
One has to ask if this is best use of the “six-figure” bank account and if they might instead help women in need, rather than attacking the choice of women that has been guaranteed by the courts through multiple rulings.
Even more troublesome is that it is yet another event that reiterates Mike Pence’s claim that he is “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” when he should be saying he is first and foremost “I am Vice-President to all Americans, even those I disagree with.” We did not elect Pence as pastor-in-chief, but rather upholder of the Constitution, which includes even those parts he may disagree with.