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EMILY’s List to Produce Scorecard of GOP Candidates; National Right to Life’s Comparison Piece now Available in Spanish

by | Dec 29, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

Karen Cross, NRL Political Director

As we near the end of the year, each day that we are closer to the beginning of 2012 we are also 24 hours closer to the influential January 3 Iowa caucuses. So we’ll be running more than one item Thursday and Friday and next Monday at National Right to Life News Today.

This will be short, but important none the less. EMILY’s List is the largest pro-abortion Political Action Committee which steers its ample financial resources only to dyed-in-the-wool pro-abortion female Democrats. Each election cycle National Right to Life PAC, which has far less resources, locks horns with EMILY’s List.

In 2010, the National Right to Life Political Action Committee was actively involved in 130 federal races nationwide, winning 88.  Of those, twenty candidates were in highly competitive races against candidates supported by EMILY’s List.`

In fourteen of the twenty head-to-head races (or 70%), the candidate supported by National Right to Life PAC won even though EMILY’s List is notorious for raising and spending huge amounts of money in their elections. 

According to various stories, EMILY’s List will soon release a scorecard that will rank the Republican candidates for President, all of whom are pro-life. For a host of reasons, former Speaker Newt Gingrich will be ranked “worst” while Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be least bad (according to The Hill newspaper) “in part because he has not taken the votes in Congress some of his rivals have cast.” The scorecard will deal with issues in addition to abortion—issues “the group thinks are important to female voters,” according to The Hill’s Cameron Joseph.

National Right to Life’s comparison piece on all the candidates, including President Obama—“Where Do the Candidates Stand on Life?”– is available at That same comparison is available in Spanish at

You will find eight candidates at “Where do the candidates stand on life”: pro-abortion President Obama along with (in alphabetical order) Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Governor John Huntsman, Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, and former Senator Rick Santorum, all pro-life.

The comparison-–based on public statements, statements from the campaigns, and/or statements appearing on websites–-addresses the positions of the nine candidates on four issues: Taxpayer funding for abortion; Roe v. Wade/abortion; Funding for Abortion Providers; and ObamaCare.

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