Is “Pro-Life Super PAC” A Personhood Front Group?
One of the many reason’s former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been finding himself sliding in the polls is due to what many social conservatives view as his wishy-washy record on abortion. In Iowa, evangelicals were disappointed in his avoidance of the debate sponsored by “family values” group “The Family Leader,” or his non-appearance at the Mike Huckabee sponsored round-table discussion preceding the opening of his new anti-abortion documentary.
National action groups have been even more vocal in their opposition, especially as they begin to coalesce around former Senator Rick Santorum as a possible standard bearer for the cause. Anti-choice group the Susan B. Anthony List has organized a bus tour with “traditional values” groups to support Santorum in the state of Michigan, touting his signing of both their group’s pledge and a promise to push for personhood for fertilized eggs if he becomes president — two issues Romney refused to give firm answers on.
But suddenly appearing on the scene is a new player — a recently formed political action group running ads chastising Romney on his record on abortion. “Pro-Life Super PAC,” a semi-mysterious political action group formed just within the last two weeks, has launched ads that FactCheck.org calls misleading and “a stretch.”
With a newly launched group, disclosures, if they happen at all, won’t be available until far after the contests that the group is campaigning for is over. And, as FactCheck notes, very little info is available about who are the people behind Pro-Life SuperPAC. The website is registered by proxy, the contact info is mostly cloaked and, other than the spokesman, Jason Jones, no names are publicly associated with it.
The only information that is provided is a P.O. Box in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The same P.O. Box being used by “Personhood Oklahoma” back in November. The PAC, according to Jones, launched on February 16th, the same day that the Oklahoma senate voted to pass the Personhood amendment locally.
Is the “Pro-Life Super PAC” just a Personhood USA front? It will be hard to tell until some disclosure occurs. But with the anger the group had over Romney refusing to sign their personhood pledge, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to find them behind it.
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