Planned Parenthood Dumping $50 Million Into Influencing Election

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 10, 2019   

Seeking to influence state, local and national elections in swing states

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NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Planned Parenthood is announcing a more than $45 million push to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

The abortion giant announced on Wednesday that Planned Parenthood Votes (PPV) will be putting forward "an initial investment" of $45 million to unseat Trump and other pro-life Republicans in the upcoming 2020 elections.

A press release by Kelley Robinson, executive director of PPV, announced, "Today and through the Election Day in 2020, we are fired up, we are engaged — and we will elect reproductive freedom champions at all levels of government, from the White House to the state house."

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Planned Parenthood's super PAC, which is a political committee that can solicit and spend unlimited sums of money, will be focusing its efforts on nine key states including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Erica Sackin, senior director of communications for Planned Parenthood, is announcing the endorsement of 89 congressional candidates, "the largest wave of endorsements we've ever made all at once," adding, "We have a real opportunity to take back the Senate and keep the House majority support for reproductive rights this election."

The list includes Speaker of the House and self-described Catholic Nancy Pelosi.

In the 2016 elections, Trump won key states and Republicans managed to hold on to the majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate but the midterm elections of 2018 turned out to be a massive upset for Republicans in the House. Nearly 50 house seats were flipped from Republican to Democrat but Republicans still held the Senate majority.

We have a real opportunity to take back the Senate and keep the House majority support for reproductive rights this election.

In 2018, PPV spent over $30 million to influence the midterm elections, and their efforts were seen as largely effective since the incoming Democrats were so strongly pro-abortion.

Donald Trump, the most pro-life president in U.S. history, has done more than any other U.S. president to promote and enact pro-life policies. He's been successful in filling a record amount of federal court vacancies, 100 of those were left empty by Obama when he left office.

Trump declared in March 2018, "I don't know why Obama left that. It was like a big, beautiful present to all of us. Why the hell did he leave that? Maybe he got complacent."

"It was like the gift from heaven. We were left judges. They are the ones that judge all your disputes," Trump noted.

In three years, he appointed 187 judges to the federal appeals courts and district courts, with 142 of his appointees being confirmed by the Senate.

He also filled two vacancies left in the U.S. Supreme Court, actions that the abortion industry has acknowledged as the possible end of the legalization of abortion at the federal level.

Planned Parenthood and other abortion activists fought against the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, revealing, "We knew that Trump nominated him because Kavanaugh will cast the fifth and deciding vote to gut Roe v. Wade."

In August, Trump was successful in taking $60 million in taxpayer money away from Planned Parenthood in Title X family planning funding, preventing the federal cash from funding organizations that provide abortions.

Planned Parenthood threatened to leave the program, despite claiming abortion is a small fraction of their business, mostly providing other family planning services.

And now, with the threat of impeachment looming over President Trump and the 2020 campaign season in full swing, the abortion industry is stepping up its efforts, spending a record amount of money to make sure abortion stays the law of the land.

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