Skip to comments.Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020
Posted on 01/17/2020 8:34:02 PM PST by Morgana
Big Abortion is jumping into the 2020 race with big numbers. It was announced Thursday that Planned Parenthood is launching what CBS News Kate Smith reported is the biggest electoral effort in its history: a $45 million spend to support presidential, congressional and state-level candidates in the 2020 elections who support abortion rights.
The campaign, dubbed We Decide 2020, will target five million voters in nine battleground states via large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, and radio and mail programs.
Smith interviewed Planned Parenthood Votes Executive Director Jenny Lawson who said, The stakes have never been higher, and admitted, "[The Trump Administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years" while scaremongering that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade.
According to Planned Parenthoods own 2017-2018 annual report, the organization committed a record high number of abortions while receiving a record high $617 million in taxpayer funding representing 37% of its overall revenue. And now it's spending $45 million to elect Democrats.
Under the Hyde Amendment, which all the Democrat presidential candidates support gutting, federal funds cannot be used for abortion, but, of course, we know that funds are fungible and money that Planned Parenthood takes from the government frees up more money for abortions or campaigning.
In a CBSN segment that was interrupted on air by breaking impeachment news but published in full online, hosts Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers interviewed Smith on her reporting and all three gushed over Planned Parenthood and how ridiculous and stunning it is that women come from many states to the Planned Parenthood abortion haven in Colorado.
Smith: There is so much at stake if you are an abortion rights activist. Last year, you saw an unprecedented number of abortion restrictions and bans across the country. This is not just the south and Midwest that were talking about. I think there were 38 different states that introduced these restrictions. They are really leaving no stone unturned. Every single state they are looking at, and how can they either find candidates that are less hostile toward abortion rights, or in some cases, find candidates that are particularly open to reproductive health. For example, I spoke to a volunteer activist in Colorado. She was telling me that Colorado, there Planned Parenthood affiliates see patients from 38 different states.
Green: That ridiculous.
Smith: Stunning, right?
Green: Wow, yeah.
Smith: Her strategy for 2020 is making sure that Colorado is best positioned politically to maintain its, you know, status quo of being something of an abortion haven for all of these patients you are seeing all over the country coming here. Colorado is not unique by any means. We are seeing that happen in Illinois and New York. Where can we keep the ground we have had and how can we stop losing ground in these other states?
Notice how Smith uses the word we its not at all clear she is quoting the abortion activist and sounds like its her own personal feelings, which would be no surprise given the tone of the interview and what we know about the liberal media in general.
Green went on to continue promoting Planned Parenthood, saying, Can we just point out that when you say therere patients coming from all these different states, theyre not just coming for abortions, theyre coming for basic health coverage, right?
Thats exactly right, Smith agreed, spitting out more talking points on behalf of the abortion Goliath. Planned Parenthood does so much more than abortions, of course, they do birth control, STI screenings. At least she didnt propagate the lie that they do mammograms.
Of course, we know that nobody needs Planned Parenthood for basic health coverage as there are thousands of federally qualified and community health centers that provide all the services Planned Parenthood does and far more, often for less, without providing abortions - or money to elect pro-abortion Democrats.
Next time they have their hand out for more tax payer dollars I will assume we know right off the bat they’ll be able to get by with at least 45 million less by the very nature of their own actions.
Our money to flush down the toilet.
Try not to forget that flushed money will be along with an aborted child.
Oh you know, it’s just misappropriation of funds.
Seems to me this is illegal, but I’m not a lawyer or cop so cannot cite the exact statute of the top of my head.
Since they are PC it would not matter anyway.
Seems a little stingy.
an obvious conflict of interest.
quid pro quo
BIG EXTERMINATION goes hand-in-pocket with CRIMINAL STATE. If we murdered all the liberals would we have abortions?
Any company that receives any kind of federal grant money should NEVER be allowed to do any kind of politicking. Whether it’s PP, schools n universities, police departments, churches, etc. If you just get free $$, nothing political.
This doesn’t of course, apply to companies providing real services/products. Just the ones getting grants or other free stuff.
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