Susan B. Anthony List

 

Susan B. Anthony List

DigiPo/Advocacy Group Investigation

 

The Susan B. Anthony List is a right-wing, anti-abortion[1][2] organization that  promotes legislation and funding priorities that reduce access to abortion. While it was initally formed as a fund to support female "pro-life" candidates, it has increasingly become a vehicle for Republican dark money. It was instrumental in the fight against the American Health Care Act, and its current efforts focus on defunding Planned Parenthood clinics.[3]

Funding and Membership

Funding comes from multiple sources, but a large portion of the funding comes indirectly from the Koch Brothers, via the Center to Protect Patient Rights (now known as American Encore). The group received over a million from the Center in 2010, which formed about half of its $2.5 million 2010 election budget.

Name Controversy

Numerous people have objected to the use of the Susan B. Anthony name

The primary documentary evidence for Anthony’s "opposition to Restellism," a 19th-century euphemism for abortion, are a few diary entries; a newspaper editorial; and the fact that her short-lived feminist newspaper, the Revolution, declined advertisements for "quack medicines" including abortifacients.  (source)

 

 

 


[1]should this be "pro choice"

[2]I think anti-abortion is less loaded. I would suggest that we use the terms "anti-abortion" for "pro-life" and "contraceptive rights" or "abortion rights" for "pro-choice" depending on the context. That seems more neutral.

[3]Added some financial info and a link that talks about early focus.

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Susan B. Anthony List

 

Susan B. Anthony List

DigiPo/Advocacy Group Investigation

 

The Susan B. Anthony List is a right-wing, anti-abortion[1] organization that  promotes legislation and funding priorities that reduce access to abortion. Current efforts focus on defunding Planned Parenthood clinics

 

Funding and Membership

 

Funding comes from multiple sources, but a large portion of the funding comes indirectly from the Koch Brothers, via the Center to Protect Patient Rights.

 

 

Name Controversy

 

Numerous people have objected to the use of the Susan B. Anthony name

 

The primary documentary evidence for Anthony’s "opposition to Restellism," a 19th-century euphemism for abortion, are a few diary entries; a newspaper editorial; and the fact that her short-lived feminist newspaper, the Revolution, declined advertisements for "quack medicines" including abortifacients.  (source)

 


[1]should this be "pro choice"