In a not-so-shocking development, EMILY’s List has endorsed Vic Wulsin in OH-02. But try finding that announcement on Vic Wulsin’s campaign site. Why would Wulsin want to bury this news? Because while Wulsin’s values are aligned with EMILY’s List, the district does not support their principles. Wulsin will take their campaign cash and support while trying very hard to keep it secret. Let’s not forget what EMILY’s List is all about…
A candidate must meet three qualifications to be considered for an EMILY’s List endorsement:
back abortion rights, including the right to late-term (or ‘partial birth’) abortions; be a Democrat; and, in primary elections, be a woman. We can have arguments over how much the demographics of the district have changed, but I would find it very difficult to believe that this is the sort of group that the good people of OH-02 would support. And that is why Team Wulsin hides the endorsement. Despite the obvious risks of being associated with a radical group that wants to REINSTATE partial-birth abortion, Vic Wulsin has apparently decided that taking their money is worth the risk. EMILY’s List DOES support the reinstatement of partial-birth abortion, though it hasn’t been brain-dead enough to issue such a direct pronouncement; however, its reaction to the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act in April 2007 gives it away:
“This is a call to arms,” said Ellen Moran, executive director of Emily’s List, a Washington group that supports Hillary Clinton for president and raises money for Democratic women who back abortion rights. “You’re going to see women become more politically active, make more contributions and really stand up and say, ‘enough already.'” This is the radical agenda that Vic Wulsin represents.
Fortunately, Rep. Jean Schmidt is a genuine pro-life fighter. But, Jean could use your help.
Matt Hurley is the Contributing Editor of Weapons of Mass Discussion, an Ohio-based blog.