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What’s at stake for Planned Parenthood in 2018 midterm elections?

Posted in Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change, Democrat, Emily's List, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee, SEIU, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2018 by saynsumthn

  |  (Via Live Action News)

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Taxpayer-funded abortion corporation Planned Parenthood has announced it is joining other “progressive” groups to invest an “unprecedented” $30 million to influence who is elected to key state and federal offices in the 2018 midterm elections. In addition, Planned Parenthood has vowed to spend $20 million through its own political action committees in campaigns across several states. But these millions are not really as unprecedented as Planned Parenthood wants the public to believe, as it has poured an extremely large amount of money into elections over the years to elect pro-abortion Democrats, some with less than successful results.

Image: Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Major Democrat donors, like Deborah Simon, have given money to Planned Parenthood’s political super PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes:

Image: Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Soros family money is also flowing into Planned Parenthood’s PAC. In July, Andrea Soros Colombel, daughter of billionaire George Soros and member of the Open Society Board, donated $1 million.

Image: Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

According to media outlets, the abortion corporation said it plans to spend $20 million, targeting candidates in eight to ten states. In Minnesota, former Planned Parenthood staffer Tina Smith is running for Senate.

Image: Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

CNN reported that the move is designed to “help Democrats,” adding, “The initial list of targets includes eight states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It comes on top of $4.5 million spent on last year’s governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey….”

Image: Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

 

“This is our last chance to flip some of those governors’ seats before redistricting,” Deirdre Schifeling, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told CNN.

A September 2018 article published by Fortune claims Planned Parenthood Votes is investing more than $4 million into 24 House races ahead of the midterm elections in November.

The spending spree under the political PAC, “Win Justice” is a joint effort from Planned Parenthood Votes, Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, and the very political Service Employees International Union (SEIU). (More on these groups in a separate article.) $3 million to jumpstart the campaign came from pro-abortion billionaire, George Soros.

Image: Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Win Justice is currently spending heavily for the Bill Nelson campaign in Florida, where Nelson reportedly “has a long record of fighting against measures to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood.”

Image: Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

On top of millions from Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion Emily’s List has vowed an unprecedented $37 million.

There are multiple reasons the abortion giant and its abortion cronies are dumping millions into local, state and federal elections:

  • Judges on the state and federal level can uphold pro-life regulations and laws, as well as free speech protections outside abortion facilities.
  • City/county commissions can decide what programs and organizations to fund or contract with.
  • Local school boards can choose to keep Planned Parenthood’s sex education out of their schools.
  • State lawmakers can pass pro-life laws and investigate abuse.
  • Governors can veto abortion legislation, sign pro-life legislation, issue executive orders to prohibit tax funding of abortion organizations, and more.
  • State attorney generals can investigate fraud, abuse and any number of illegal activities within the abortion industry.
  • Federal (House and Senate) lawmakers can introduce, support and vote for pro-life legislation and continue to investigate abuses within the abortion industry.
  • Lawmakers will also have a say over upcoming Supreme Court picks, probably one of the most important issues at hand today.

Also at the Federal level, lawmakers can send or withhold funding, influence appointments, control oversight, and issue important rule changes to key federal agencies such as:

  • Health and Human Services (HHS), where Title X family planning grants are flowing to Planned Parenthood to the tune of $60 million a year, despite aiding abusers in the cover-up of child sexual abusers.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which can change current requirements of the abortion pill regimen by permitting the “home use” of the dangerous pills. FDA officials have also (to the outrage of the American public) contracted with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to obtain “fresh human tissues” from aborted babies. ABR has paid Planned Parenthood thousands for aborted fetal tissue.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), where taxpayers fund millions of dollars for human fetal tissue experiments, which may contain tissue from aborted fetuses, is estimated to spend $103 million in FY2018 and $95 million in FY2019 on these potentially gruesome research programs.

Image: Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Tax dollars to Planned Parenthood from various agencies total over a billion dollars, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which found:

From 2013 to 2015, Planned Parenthood spent a total of $1.5 billion in federal program funds, including combined federal and state funds under federal programs. Of this total, Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in reimbursements from Medicaid, and the remaining $289 million came from various programs under the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.

Image: Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

The 2018 midterms are critical if pro-life voters want to keep the gains they have made on the state level and even more important if voters hope to continue to encourage Congress and the Trump administration to keep their promises to defund the nation’s largest and most profitable abortion corporation.

Live Action News has previously documented that, despite Planned Parenthood’s many abuses, year after year it receives $1.5 million taxpayer dollars every day, while ending the lives of 900 preborn babies through abortion. With so much on the line, is it any wonder this “healthcare organization” is vowing to spend millions to protect this cash cow?

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.