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U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Wisconsin Right to Life Case

Oral Arguments Expected on April 25


Contact: Barbara Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life, 414-778-5780, 414-476-8507, wrtl@wrtl.org


MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Wisconsin Right to Life is delighted that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up our grassroots lobbying challenge to the McCain-Feingold law," stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. "With oral arguments expected on April 25, the high Court appears poised to make a decision by the end of this term which occurs on June 30."


In December of 2006, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that genuine grassroots lobbying ads which do not refer to an election can be aired in the blackout periods created by the McCain- Feingold law. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) appealed this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.


"Wisconsin Right to Life joined the FEC in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, and to decide it this term," stated James Bopp, Jr., counsel for Wisconsin Right to Life. "We believe it is important to have a Supreme Court decision which will be binding on the FEC and which will give guidance to those groups that want to petition the government using grassroots lobbying broadcast ads."


Wisconsin Right to Life is Wisconsin's premiere pro-life organization with one-half million members and supporters. Wisconsin Right to Life believes that each human life is inherently valuable from fertilization to natural death. Our mission is: "To make euthanasia, infanticide, abortion and destruction of human embryos socially, ethically and legally unacceptable solutions to human problems and to promote positive alternatives to each of these acts."