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ACLU supports pro-life effort in Ohio, columnist notes

Catholic World News - November 09, 2010

At the Wall Street Journal, William McGurn reports—with just a note of understandable incredulity—that the ACLU has taken up the cause of pro-life activists.

The Susan B. Anthony List, which sought to oust pro-abortion members of Congress in this year’s campaign, was partially thwarted in Ohio by Rep. Steve Driehaus, who filed a legal complaint that the pro-life group was making (or, to be more accurate, planning to make) “false statements” about his stand on abortion. The Ohio branch of the ACLU joined the Susan B. Anthony List is fighting against the Driehaus complaint, with an amicus curiae brief that said: “The people have an absolute right to criticize their public officials, the government should not be the arbiter of true or false speech, and the best answer for bad speech is more speech."

(Apart from the ACLU support, the Susan B. Anthony List has another reason to welcome the recent results from Ohio. Driehaus lost the election.)

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