Kevin Woster has Larry Long’s decision on the pro-abortion advocate’s attempt to shut down the VoteYesForLife ads:
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long said Monday that he will not take action on a complaint that supporters of the near-total ban on abortion were breaking an existing state law by using deceitful advertising.
Long said the law Nicolay cited doesn't apply to general questions of truth in campaign advertising. Approved in 1913, the law has a narrow application to distributed documents that are purported to be the language of the campaign measure, Long said.
"If you knowingly hand out something you purport is Referred Law 6 and it is not, or if you sneak in language that's not in there, you've violated the statute," Long said. "But you can stand on the corner and hand out all kinds of documents saying here's what referred measure 6 really does or doesn't do, and I don't think those transgress the statute - almost irrespective of what they say."
Long said the law was
written long before television and radio and their effects on campaigns. It also apparently was written without clear attention to speech protections in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, he said.
Those fundamental protections of free speech are not dependent on the absolute accuracy of that speech, Long said. That's true "particularly in the area of political speech, and that goes back a long way," he said.
Jan Nicolay continued with the abortion-on-demand propaganda:
VoteYesForLife advertising, brochures and public statements have used a variety of terms - including "provision" and "option" - to describe how Referred Law 6 addresses rape and incest and health problems. But they have also used "exception," in ways that Nicolay argues imply that an abortion would be allowed.
"There are no exceptions for rape and incest and health of the woman," she said.
Nicolay said Monday that campaign honesty is a crucial issue that the coming state legislative session might want to address.
"In fairness to the voters, they shouldn't have to put up with people not speaking the truth," Nicolay said. "I still believe the other side is misrepresenting the truth to the voter."
And the legislators did not put the kind of exceptions that would undermine the legislation and allow the abortion-on-demand environment to continue. Nicolay is not being honest about that. Her campaign is using exception loopholes to mislead those who oppose abortion to vote in support of the abortion-on-demand advocates. It is anti-American to attack the First Amendment rights of those who are trying to clear up the distortions.
And if Nicolay is concerned about honesty, then they should not have called their campaign of deception Healthy Families. As I posted earlier, their political strategist thinks the case to kill babies is more important than helping out a family that has to deal with life-threatening health issues regarding their 12-year-old daughter. This demonstrates how abortion-on-demand advocates are anti-family.