High Court To Consider ACA Funding of Abortion in First Amendment Case

Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) President Marjorie Dannenfelser once again defended her group’s claim that taxpayers will be forced to pay for abortions through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following oral arguments in a First Amendment case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The SBA List is seeking to have an Ohio law forbidding the dissemination of “false statements” and “malicious lies” against political candidates declared unconstitutional. (See SBA List.pdf)

In 2010, The SBA List produced political advertisements opposing then-Congressman Steven Driehaus (D-Ohio) for reelection because he voted for the ACA after initially opposing it. The group called his vote “support for taxpayer-funded abortions.”

Driehaus responded by filing a criminal complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission, alleging that the ads violated the Ohio False Statement law.

But Dannenfelser says the ads were accurate.