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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

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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.

Probe requested for Planned Parenthood CEO who authored buffer zone law as a state Rep.

Posted in Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

MartyWalzTwo local legislators are asking Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate Planned Parenthood’s hiring of former state Rep. Marty Walz as the organization’s CEO, alleging that it’s a violation of the conflict-of-interest law.

State Reps. Marc Lombardo and James Lyons wrote in a letter this week to Coakley that Walz was a leading sponsor of the abortion clinic “Buffer Zone Law,” and was then hired to a position directly related to that law.

“The question we are asking is simple. Is there a violation of the conflict-of-interest law when a legislator sponsors a law on behalf of an organization, then that same legislator is hired to a position in that organization that has paid $250,000 per year?” according to their letter to Coakley.

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Lombardo, R-Billerica, and Lyons, R-Andover, sent the request to Coakley’s office on Thursday. Walz, a Democrat, was appointed Planned Parenthood’s CEO in early 2013, but the local legislators sent the letter now because of a recent Boston Globe article that mentioned Walz sponsoring a law for Planned Parenthood in 2007.

The abortion clinic buffer zone law “prohibits any type of demonstration for or against abortion within a 35-foot zone around driveways and entrances of abortion clinics,” according to the article. This month, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the law.

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_24896004/probe-sought-planned-parenthood-hiring-ex-rep#ixzz2qHwlqqeQ

In mid-February, Walz left the statehouse to become president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

Before 2007, a floating buffer zone kept protesters from approaching unwilling listeners any closer than 6 feet if they were within 18 feet of the clinic. The floating zone was modeled after the Colorado law that the Supreme Court upheld.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said the old law was confusing to both sides, and essentially unenforceable. “It was not as easy to effect the calm, orderly” entrance to the facility for patients, or their exit.

Walz said opponents can make their case to arriving patients. “It’s the last 7 seconds of your walk into the doorway,” she said, explaining that it takes her that long to walk from the perimeter to the entrance.

But the protesters said the new law limits their ability to be on a public sidewalk with a message that they have a right to express.

“The public sidewalk has effectively been made private property,” said Bill Cotter of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. “Unless I’m quick enough to make it around the perimeter of the buffer zone, I don’t have the opportunity to talk to people face to face or put a leaflet in their hand.”

“The reason I decided to leave the legislature is Planned Parenthood’s work,” Walz said. “I love the work that I have [in the legislature], but Planned Parenthood’s mission is so important to me personally, that I wanted to seize the opportunity in this leadership role.”

Former Planned Parenthood Political Director to Run for Washington State Democratic Party Chair

Posted in Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , on November 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Dana Laurent has declared for Washington State Democratic state chair.

Dana Laurent

Dana was the Political Director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, where she led a tri-state team and developed and implemented a wide variety of legislative, civic engagement and political strategies and campaigns on both the state and federal levels to advance reproductive health and rights in Alaska, Washington and Idaho. Dana also has experience as a principal for a political consulting firm, where she grew the business and worked to elect progressive candidates and pass progressive ballot measures., and currently heads Win/Win.

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the nation.

Obama nominee Janet Yellen for head of Federal Reserve, Belonged to NARAL, Planned Parenthood

Posted in Federal Reserve, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood elected with tags , , , , on October 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

Janet YellenJanet Yellen, if confirmed, will be the first female chair of the Fed in American history.

According to Slate, In 1994, when Yellen was nominated to be a member of the Fed Board of Governors, she had to turn over supplemental information on her finances, associations—the works.

Here, on Page 42 of the disclosure/hearing transcript, are the organization memberships she declared.

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Slate emphasizes, “Not just NARAL, not just Planned Parenthood, but California’s NARAL affiliate and an anti-nukes organization!”

Planned Parenthood employee to become Georgia Democratic Party Chair

Posted in Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , on June 3, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to the AP: Georgia Democratic Party Chair Mike Berlon says he will be stepping down on Sunday.

Berlon had announced his resignation last week, citing concerns by Democratic leaders that his personal issues were becoming a distraction as a major election year looms.

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Vice Chair Nikema Williams Small, director of public policy for Planned Parenthood’s southeast affiliate, will assume leadership of the party until a permanent chair is elected.

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According to her website: Nikema Williams serves as the First Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Professionally, she is the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Incorporated (PPSE). In this position, she tracks and monitors key bills relevant to the mission of PPSE.

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Nikema Williams announced her new position on her Facebook page – here

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Employees of Planned Parenthood Southeast make pretty good money..according to this 2010 filing by the abortion giant:

CFO Kay Scott took in $112,053 plus $6701 in other compensation

COO Mary Driscoll made $81,916 plus $6404 in other compensation.

and in 2009 Planned Parenthood doc Gary B Broadnax took home $138,095

Former abortion giant Planned Parenthood lobbyist now politician in Wisconsin

Posted in Democrat, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by saynsumthn

Chris Taylor Wis State521427_558663210831225_1540212907_nFormer Public Policy Director for abortion giant Planned Parenthood now politician: Chris Taylor !

Being a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood was the best preparation,” she says. “I did the electoral strategy, so I knew elections and how to communicate with people on issues. I was the lead advocate at the state level for women’s reproductive health care, and these are some of the hardest issues to lobby on. That job taught me how to be persuasive and strategic.”

Taylor is proud of the agency’s success during her time there.

“When I started at Planned Parenthood, we had no shot at getting anything done because of the composition of the Legislature. I’ve learned you have to have proactive strategies because one day you’ll have a chance and you need to be ready,” she says.

Protecting public schools

Defense of public education and policies that benefit families are at the top of Taylor’s agenda.

“It is absolutely critical to have a strong public school system,” she says.

Currently she is enjoying rereading Harry Potter to her kids, whom she says help her keep perspective.

“Kids provide so much levity. Kids don’t care if you’re in the Legislature. You’re the mom and they want to play Legos.”

Some Democrats are already suggesting that Taylor could be going places. But would she run for governor or for national office? Taylor isn’t sure.

“I’m just getting started, and right now I am focused on representing my constituents. But you can never say never. Maybe it’s possible when my kids are a little older. Opportunities come up, and you can’t always predict what you’ll do.”

More on Taylor here

Democrat Rep joins abortion giant Planned Parenthood as CEO

Posted in Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , on March 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

Marth M Marty WalzMartha (Marty) Walz, formerly the state representative of the 8th Suffolk District, officially assumed her new role as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) this Monday and announced her priorities for the organization. Walz will also serve as President of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF), PPLM’s 501(c)(4) sister organization.

Former CEO Dianne Luby, who has led the league for 13 years, told the board that she’ll step down at the end of this year.

Luby became CEO of PPLM in 1999.

Luby began her lucrative career with Planned Parenthood starting at a salary of $ 83,230 which quickly increased. In 2008 PPLM’s 990reported she earned $266,416, in 2009 $265,269.