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By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, Sept. 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has dedicated $4 million to help pro-abortion candidates win back the U.S. House of Representatives in November.
Fortune reports the super PAC Planned Parenthood Votes is spending the money on 24 “toss up” races in California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York and other states. The money will be used for mailers, digital ads and door-to-door canvassing.
The largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices and its taxpayer funding are in jeopardy. The U.S. House is solidly pro-life, and just a few more pro-lifers in the U.S. Senate could mean more abortion restrictions and an end to Planned Parenthood’s nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding.
The abortion chain is throwing a lot of money into the mid-term elections in hopes of its allies regaining the House and Senate. In March, it announced plans to spend $20 million on TV and digital ads, mailers and on-the-ground efforts. Then in April, Planned Parenthood and several partner groups released a $30 million election budget to take over Congress.
Here’s more from the report:
Pointing to the importance of health care to voters, Planned Parenthood intends to highlight what’s “on the line,” to ensure the House is flipped to a “pro-reproductive health majority.” This includes underlining Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and Republican candidates’ support for “defunding” Planned Parenthood and stripping protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.
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The other races that Planned Parenthood will target include other districts in California, as well as in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington. This is Planned Parenthood Votes’ largest midterm investment ever in the House.
In March, Deidre Schifeling, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, said they want to build a “historic resistance” to the pro-life policies of President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The Trump-Pence administration is responsible for an unprecedented assault on Planned Parenthood patients and our communities, aided by politicians at state and federal levels who have supported dangerous policies meant to strip us of our rights and our ability to access health care,” she said.
Whether the huge political spending will achieve the abortion chain’s goals remains to be seen. It spent massive amounts on the 2016 presidential election as well, and lost.
A post-election poll by the Polling Company/Women Trend in 2016 found that 49 percent of voters said the abortion issue affected their vote. Of those, 31 percent “voted for the candidates who oppose abortion (pro-life),” while only 18 percent “voted for the candidates who favor abortion (pro-choice).” This was a 13-percent advantage for the pro-life candidate.