The following comes from a June 17 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation.

Today the United States Supreme Court has issued its opinion in the much-anticipated case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court finding in favor of the Pro-Life group, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA). The court ruled that SBA and co-petitioner COAST (Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes) have standing to challenge an Ohio election statute under which they had been threatened with prosecution for holding members of Congress responsible for their voting record.

The case began when SBA publicized the voting records of members of Congress who voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), despite the taxpayer funded abortion that Obamacare put into place. SBA’s political opponents claimed that statements such as, “Shame on Steve Driehaus! Driehaus voted FOR taxpayer-funded abortion”, were false, and violated Ohio’s election laws.

Faced with the threat of prosecution, SBA challenged the law. The lower courts ruled that there was no current threat of prosecution, and thus SBA lacked standing to bring the challenge. Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in SBA’s favor, finding that on issue of “actual injury” required for standing, SBA had demonstrated a credible threat of enforcement of the law against them….

Background in the case and the amicus brief filed by LLDF and the Bioethics Defense Fund can be found at

To read the original release, click here