The Feminist Majority announced today (see below) to its supporters its national wide independent expenditure campaign to dump both Congressmen Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA), co-supporters of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment which banned a woman from purchasing abortion coverage even with her own money. Their callous disregard for women’s lives cannot and will not be forgotten or ignored.

As the nation was on the brink of expanding health care access for millions of people, Stupak and Pitts worked to hold health care hostage at the expense of women. We’re fed up with Congressmen Stupak and Pitts and their total disregard for women’s lives, and their sanctimonious forcing of their extreme ideology on all Americans.

Meanwhile, as they mercilessly work against the rights of women, neither has had to answer any questions about their mysterious connections to C-Street, and its nefarious political deals and sex scandals. This time, they will have to answer to their constituents.

We believe opponents of women’s rights and proponents of the Hyde Amendment, which denies poor women access to abortion, have had a free ride for too long. No more free rides. Win or lose, they will be challenged.