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NC Planned Parenthood Co-Founder Defends 'Women For Tillis' Role (Establishment NC candidate)
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 03/27/2014 5:27:17 AM PDT by cotton1706

The newly appointed co-chairwoman of the House Speaker Thom Tillis' (R-NC) Senate campaign outreach effort to women defended her decision to join the group even though she helped found Planned Parenthood's office in North Carolina and Tillis helped pushed through a controversial anti-abortion bill through the state legislature.

Tillis is the lead candidate in the GOP primary in the race for Sen. Kay Hagan's (D-NC) Senate seat.

TPM on Wednesday highlighted that one of the co-chairs of the Women for Tillis Coalition is Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum, who helped found the Planned Parenthood Health Systems headquarters in Raleigh. In an interview later on Wednesday Fulghum defended her decision to join the campaign even though Tillis describes himself as "proudly Pro-Life" and helped usher through the state legislature a controversial anti-abortion bill.

That legislation, which had been tacked on to an unrelated motorcycle bill, required that centers that perform abortions meet the same standards as surgical centers. It also allowed health care providers to opt out of having to do an abortion if it's against the providers' religious belief. The legislation also blocked the government for paying for abortions (something that is already illegal under the federal Hyde Amendment), according to The Raleigh News & Observer.

In an interview with TPM on Wednesday Fulghum described her involvement with founding the Raleigh Planned Parenthood office.

"For one thing this was 35 years ago, 34 years ago, 1980. I was a practicing gynecologist at that time. We needed services for women, patients who were not covered by insurance but were not indigent and Planned Parenthood had an educational affiliate at that time which we were able to get in Raleigh," Fulghum said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/27/2014 5:27:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

RINO ALERT!!!!!!

BACK GREG BRANNON!!


2 posted on 03/27/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

“RINO ALERT!!!!!!”

Yup!! See a pattern?? Specter, Crist, Scott Brown, the Wehby woman running in Oregon. Tillis is the latest.

But Tillis in the lates poll is only getting 27%, and somebody needs to get 40% or there’s a runoff.

Greg Brannon for Senate!


3 posted on 03/27/2014 5:45:23 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
An odd choice to be sure! Karl Rove is determined to force Tillis down our throats.

Also, this is sloppy reporting by TPM. A very quick search on Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum will show that her husband is Dr. Jim Fulghum, a one-term member of the NC House, representing Wake County.

He is running for NC Senate.

4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT by Constitution Day (;^)
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To: Constitution Day

Karl Rove is one of the most prominent RINOs there are.

That’s why he is so often the guest on Fux News.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:00:28 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: cotton1706

Was Specter in 2004 the last RINO to win a general election with this method of running identical to the Democrat?

Even Scott Brown opposed amnesty, supported Arizona and opposed Obamacare.

Tillis has passed amnesty, said Obamacare was great and is in bed with Planned Parenthood.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:37:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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