Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Scared by Tea Party Success
Posted on 09/23/2010 3:09:13 PM PDT by topher
Thursday September 23, 2010
Planned Parenthood Scared by Tea Party Success
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In addition to discontent with out-of-control spending and government expansion, the American Tea Party movement is motivated by a strong devotion to the right to life of the unborn - something that appears to have caught the pro-abortion establishment, including Planned Parenthood, off-guard.
In a Facebook post Monday, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America expressed frustration at the burgeoning popularity of thoroughly pro-life candidates who have shot to stardom thanks to Tea Party momentum.
"It's easy to laugh at some of the crazy statements made by the newest Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Christine O'Donnell and others running on extreme anti-abortion platforms," wrote the group. "But did you know that the day after O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware, she raised $1,000,000 online?"
The grassroots Tea Party movement, while largely dismissed by mainstream media and Democrat leaders early on - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously wrote off the movement as "astroturf" has grabbed the attention of both parties after Tea Party senate candidates snatched the GOP nomination in seven states earlier this month.
The Republicans' "Pledge to America," a document released Thursday outlining a congressional agenda for the party, clearly aimed to please Tea Partiers. Party leaders, distancing themselves from "politicians in Washington," promised to shrink government, reform Congress, and in general facilitate "listening to the American people and fielding their concerns and ideas for turning things around."
In its statement, PPFA lamented that the Tea Party has ushered in "a groundswell of support across the country for these anti-choice candidates." "They're everywhere, raising money and support," it said, and urged supporters to help the abortion giant "fight them, stop them, and defeat them."
On Wednesday, the Washington Examiner noted that the Tea Party's impact in the upcoming midterm elections will mean trouble for pro-choice incumbents, particularly those among the GOP.
Examiner columnist Timothy P. Carney noted that the four top casualties of Tea Party furor - Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter - were all pro-choice members or former members of the Republican Party. In contrast, all of the successful Tea Party candidates for Senate are strongly pro-life.
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“...did you know that the day after O’Donnell’s primary victory in Delaware, she raised $1,000,000 online?”
They noticed. :-)
Thank you. You are the only person I've ever heard (seen) make that argument. For years I've been making that argument. The fact that the dems ignore it shows they love death even more than money. Sick, twisted, evil souls. We must vote them out.
Planned Parenthood is an abortuary where they murder babies. And you have no problem with them?
I don’t know. Was Auschwitz considered an act of terrorism?
So are the Democrat and Republican Parties.
How many Tea Party members do you know?
Planned Parenthood (every one of them) should be in fear for the day that they meet St. Peter and he points Down, down, down as the Pearly Gates slam before them and thunder and lightning flashes and crashes.
Really? What do you call dismembering and scalding a baby with saline?
Let’s not forget Obama’s personal crusade to protect the doctor’s ability to “complete the procedure” if an infant actually survives the abortion, and/or is viably outside the womb (either from slipping out, surviving the cuts, or general medical incompetence).
Me too. Furthermore, SS would not be in trouble if those 50,000,000 people were working and paying taxes. There are better reasons to oppose PP, but that is also a good one.
Hopefully, they’ll be panicked by the election results.
Eagle Eye, you disgust me.
While it might make you feel good to equate terrorism and abortion, the fact is that the two are different and just because you feel that they are similar doesn’t make them so.
Both are evil.
But they aren’t the same.
I guess you and others don’t know that terrorism actually has a definition.
I’m astonished at your ignorance!
Terror and terrorism are not the same.
Terrible acts and terrorism are not the same.
Terrorism has a definition. Look it up and stop displaying ignorance.
I disgust you because you cannot read English with proper understanding?
Sounds like your problem.
What PP does does not fit the definition of terrorism.
It would seem that accuracy and truth should disgust you as well.
This isn’t a Tea Party website.
Pro Life conservative is what we are.
Many also go to Tea Parties.