Planned Parenthood will pour $20 million into midterm elections to fight Trump
March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – America’s largest abortion company, Planned Parenthood, is pouring $20 million into this year’s midterm elections to try to fill Congress with abortion supporters in order to counter the pro-life Trump administration.
It’s initially targeting eight states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
“Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations will run programs for several U.S. House, attorneys general, and state legislature races,” it said in a press release.
This campaign is Planned Parenthood’s largest midterm election buy-in in its history. The organization’s president, Cecile Richards, is quitting in May. Planned Parenthood has not lined up a replacement and is still facing FBI scrutiny for its role in the trafficking of baby body parts.
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“#GAME on,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, tweeted in response to the news.
In response to the Trump administration and its policies protecting babies from abortion, “we’ve marched, we’ve mobilized, we’ve organized, and together we’ve built a historic resistance,” said Deirdre Schifeling, the executive of Planned Parenthood Votes. “Now, our electoral program is going to channel that energy and the activism into electoral victories across the country in 2018.”
In Arizona, there is an open House seat formerly occupied by Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican who had a reputation for being strongly pro-life, until he resigned after inappropriate comments to a staffer asking her to be a surrogate mother for his child.
Planned Parenthood is also focusing on the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race between incumbent Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican frontrunner Scott Wagner. Both Wolf and Wagner are socially liberal, but Planned Parenthood is endorsing Wolf.
During his re-election campaign, Nevada’s incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, will suffer the ire of abortion activists because of conflicting statements he’s made. In April 2017, he promised to “protect Planned Parenthood,” saying he has “no problem” funding it.
Planned Parenthood’s campaign website lists the Nevada and Wisconsin Senate races and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin gubernatorial races as vital.
Meanwhile, Students for Life of America (SFLA) is launching a national tour asking senators from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky to vote defund Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood’s campaigning in the midterm elections is “an attempt to keep politicians in office who will force taxpayers to continue to give the abortion Goliath more than half-a-billion dollars annually,” said Kristan Hawkins, President of SFLA. “We don’t need Planned Parenthood, but with fewer women choosing them all the time, they sure need our money.”
Conservative journalist Liz Wheeler pointed out, “our tax money is being spent to attack Trump.”
Planned Parenthood to spend $20 MILLION in 2018 to oppose Trump.— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 1, 2018
We, the taxpayers, give Planned Parenthood $500 MILLION every year.
You do the math.
Our tax money is being spent to attack Trump.
People are losing it over the NRA. Now, imagine that they were FUNDED by the government (taxpayers) and spent 20 million dollars pushing the Republican agenda during election season.— Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) March 2, 2018
The NRA isn’t doing that. But Planned Parenthood is.