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Reporter to Planned Parenthood prez “you’re not a women’s health specialist!”

Posted in Cecile Richards, George Soros, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood lobbyist with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2017 by saynsumthn
Planned Parenthood: ‘We aim to be the largest kick-butt political organization’

In the public domain, Planned Parenthood masquerades as a healthcare organization; yet, the organization’s CEO, Cecile Richards, has no healthcare experience. In fact, Richards’ resume reads like a who’s who of the Democratic Party.

Planned Parenthood is an expert in forceful politics, bilking taxpayers out of half a billion dollars every year under the guise of healthcare. But in 2015 alone, Planned Parenthood committed over 328,000 abortions and has cornered nearly 35 percent of the abortion market in the U.S. A look at Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report reveals excess revenue to the tune of $77.5 million dollars. Not a shabby revenue stream for an alleged “non-profit” organization that may be much more akin to a hungry political monster.

CEO Richards is quite the political organizer. A 2003 Brownsville Herald report revealed that she co-founded America Coming Together (ACT), a political action committee described by the paper as a “Democrat-leaning group.” ACT was headed by Ellen Malcolm, president of the radically pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, and funded largely by none other than Democrat multimillionaire (drumroll, please) George Soros.

Cecile Richards and George Soros

 

Richards was also the president of America Votes, another political organization which, according to its bio at Open Secrets, “coordinates the activities of more than 20 Democratic interest groups….” Before becoming CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Richards also served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Richards is not alone; many political insiders have landed lavish careers at Planned Parenthood.

According to the website, Open Secrets, 11 out of 16 Planned Parenthood lobbyists in 2016-2017 previously held government jobs. A public disclosure search for Congressional lobbyists in just 2017 alone reveals many are political insiders.

Planned Parenthood Lobbyists 2016 to 2017

Brad Mollet worked with Capital Counsel LLC and lobbied on behalf of PPFA. His online bio says he formerly worked with Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Senator Tim Johnson’s staff (D-S.D.).

Shannon Finley worked with Capital Counsel LLC and lobbied on behalf of PPFA. According to her bio, Finley began her career in Washington as the Saxophone Club director for the Democratic National Committee, and served for eight years as consultant and political adviser to Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

Jennifer Fogel-Bublick also worked with Capital Counsel LLC, and lobbied on behalf of PPFA. She was formerly an adviser for Senators Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), according to her bio.

Ann M. Jablon also worked with Capitol Counsel LLC as a PPFA lobbyist and formerly served as the long-time chief of staff to Congressman Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.).

Naomi Aberly, Chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation Board of Directors

Planned Parenthood Board Chair Naomi Aberly

Planned Parenthood describes Aberly online as, “a political activist and civic volunteer” and states that she has been, “deeply involved in progressive politics, policymaking and fundraising at the state and federal levels for the past fifteen years.” She has also been, according to Planned Parenthood, “a substantial fundraiser for Senate, House and Gubernatorial campaigns nationwide since 2004.”

In fact, according to the Dallas Observer, Aberly, who is married to hedge fund manager Larry Lebowitz, raised over one million dollars for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, even holding fundraisers for him in her home.

The media outlet writes, “In the lead-up to the 2008 election, she began serving as a bundler for Obama, one of the people who gather checks from their friends and acquaintances before handing them to the campaign in a large, neat package. She raised, according the New York Times, on the order of $400,000. That was then, before the Democrats became seriously [sic] outgunned by deep-pocketed Republican Super PACs, and this is now. According to the Times, Aberly has raised $1.14 million for Obama’s 2012 campaign, roughly three times what she pulled in in 2008.”

Aberly is also the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and a member of the Democratic Victory Task Force of the DNC. In 2015, she was brought on board the DNC’s finance committee.

Aberly was also caught up in the Wikileaks scandal, reports one media outlet, that “In an April 25 email, one staffer sent Naomi Aberly, a vice chairwoman of the DNC’s national finance committee and major Democratic fundraiser, a list of donors to contact “who have maxed the past few years but have yet to max this year.”

Kevin Griffis, Vice President for Communications

Kevin Griffis, Planned Parenthood VP of Communications (Image: LinkedIn)

In April of 2017, PPFA hired former Obama administration staffer, Kevin Griffis. According to the PPFA announcement, “Griffis previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama…. Prior to joining HHS, Griffis worked as communications director for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and as communications director and senior advisor for Booker’s successful 2013 special election…. Before joining President Obama’s campaign, Griffis served as communications director for a 2006 U.S. Senate race in Arizona and for the state coordinated campaign during Tim Kaine’s successful 2005 gubernatorial bid in Virginia.”

Dana Singiser, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations

Dana Singiser, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations

Singiser was added to PPFA’s team while working in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs to the Obama Administration in 2011. According to Planned Parenthood’s announcement, prior to working for the Obama administration, “Singiser held leadership positions on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, as well as then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, where she focused on women’s outreach…. [S]he was Staff Director for the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee…. Earlier in her career, Singiser worked for President Bill Clinton, both in the White House and the Department of Commerce. Additionally, she worked on both President Clinton’s presidential campaigns and Howard Dean’s campaign for president.”

One Political Agenda for Planned Parenthood: Advancing Abortion

Despite all the rhetoric, Planned Parenthood has one political agenda: to advance abortion. On one hand, the organization claims abortion is a tiny percentage of what it does (a false claim Live Action has debunked), while politically, it fights every reasonable effort to regulate the procedure, fights to fund abortion with tax dollars, and fights again limiting late-term abortions, sex selection abortions, and abortions on minor children.

Even left-leaning NBC’s Chuck Todd understands just how politically driven Planned Parenthood is. In a 2015 interview with Cecile Richards on Meet the Press (following Congressional testimony over Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby body parts scandal), Richards called the abortionist caught on undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress haggling over aborted body parts “an excellent doctor.” Todd rightly observed that Richards “came from the world of politics.”

“It is notable you’re not a women’s health specialist and you replaced someone who was head of Planned Parenthood who basically came from the world of heath care,” Todd noted. “In 2008, you were quoted as saying — when you wanted to ramp up Planned Parenthood’s political activities, you said — quote, ‘The largest kick butt political organization’ is what you were going to… going to grow.”

 

The New York Times also quoted Richards as saying at the time, “We aim to be the largest kick-butt political organization.”

Jennifer Baumgardner reported in The Nation an earlier version of that same vow. In June 2006, she quotes Richards as saying, “We have the potential to swing the vote… and that’s a lot of power. The question is, what are we going to do with it? And the answer is, we’re going to use it. We’re going to marry our current reality as the largest reproductive healthcare provider in this country with our opportunity to be the largest kickass advocacy organization in the country…. ”

And Planned Parenthood is keeping that vow.

Millions Dedicated to Electing Pro-Abortion Democrats

According to a report published by the Daily Signal in November 2016, “From the 2012 election cycle through the 2016 cycle so far, the political action entities, employees, and families of employees of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates devoted $33.9 million to outside spending mostly related to electing Democrats, according to data compiled by the OpenSecrets project of the Center for Responsive Politics.”

The report added, “In the 2016 cycle, Planned Parenthood’s affiliated organizations, political and advocacy arms, employees, and their family members gave $5.5 million to Democrats, but nothing to Republicans. They spent $10.4 million against Republicans, according to the most current data, compared with less than $7,000 against Democrats.”

Today, despite claiming to be a women’s health organization, abortions are up while legitimate health services (and patients) are decreasing. Yet, Planned Parenthood’s government funding, which has nearly doubled since Richards took office, is still intact. For the organization’s dedication to their political allies, Planned Parenthood continues to receive over half a billion dollars a year to end the lives of nearly 900 preborn babies each day. Meanwhile, Richards and Planned Parenthood remain cozy with D.C. insiders, largely from one political party.

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

Eugenics Founded Planned Parenthood and their relationships with George Soros’ Open Society

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by saynsumthn

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, announced the addition of five members to its Board of Directors. The new members — Naomi Aberly, Joanne Egerman, Irma Esparza, Minyon Moore, and Michael Vachon


Naomi Aberly has been active in more than a dozen civic and political organizations, including Obama for America and Annie’s List. She is a fundraiser for Democratic candidates at all levels. She currently serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of North Texas and is the current chair of their capital campaign, and she is a former board member of the Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.

According to BarackObama.com she was on the 2008 OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE

Capitol Inside reports that Naomi Aberly – As the chairman of the board at Annie’s List and one of the group’s largest donors, Aberly oversees a group that’s contributed more money to Democratic candidates in Texas in recent years than any organization that’s not funded exclusively by trial lawyers. Annie’s List has played a key role in electing a significant number of Democratic candidates who are women to legislative and local offices – and Aberly is a big reason why the group has had so much cash to spend since its inception in 2003. Aberly, who’s donated several hundred thousand dollars to the Texas Democratic Trust as well, is a Detroit native who moved to Dallas after graduating from Amherst College to take a job in the retail industry with Neiman Marcas. She gravitated into the political arena after going to work as a volunteer at the North Texas chapter of Planned Parenthood before eventually ascending to the job as the chairman of the non-profit group’s board of directors. She raised significant sums of money for Barack Obama and now she’s doing the same for Bill White in his campaign for governor.

Joanne Egerman serves on the board of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and on both the New England and the National boards of the Anti-Defamation League, as well the Executive Committees of both. She is also on the board of Mass Equality, an LGBT advocacy organization.

Irma Esparza has nearly two decades of experience in federal and local government and political campaigns. She is the chief of staff for Washington, DC, At-Large City Councilmember Kwame Brown and previously launched an issue advocacy organization on behalf of the American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees.

Minyon Moore heads the state and local affairs practice at the Dewey Square Group, one of the leading public affairs firms in the nation. Previously she was CEO of the Democratic National Committee, assistant to President Bill Clinton, director of White House Political Affairs and director of White House Public Liaison.

Moore was the principal political adviser to President Clinton, Vice President Gore, First Lady Hilary Clinton and senior White House staff. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Moore was national political director for the Democratic National Committee during the 1996 election cycle. In conjunction with the Democratic Congressional and Senatorial Campaign Committees, and the Democratic Governor’s Association..She was the National Deputy Field Director for Reverend Jackson and served as Convention Coordinator for the Jackson campaign. During the 1988 general election, she was Governor Michael Dukakis’ National Deputy Field Director.

Michael Vachon is an advisor to George Soros. Previously he was communications director at the Commonwealth Fund. He serves on the board of the Democracy Alliance and other organizations and is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

According to his bio: Michael Vachon is Advisor to the Chairman at Soros Fund Management (SFM). Vachon serves as spokesperson for the Fund and for Mr. Soros personally. He advises Mr. Soros and other executive on media relations and external affairs and acts as Mr. Soros’s chief-of-staff for special projects, including overseeing Mr. Soros’s political contributions.

Prior to joining SFM, Vachon was director of communications and a member of the executive committee of The Commonwealth Fund, one of the nation’s oldest private foundations. He previously served as director of communications at the Open Society Institute and the Soros foundation network, and worked for several years as a financial journalist.

Vachon holds a Master of International Affairs from SIPA.

In addition- Some currently with Soros’ Open Society worked formerly with Planned Parenthood. According to the Open Society website:

David Berry Open Society’s Senior Officer of Communications previously worked as Director of Communications and Development at People for the American Way, where he was responsible for all external communications and fundraising for the New York office. He has also worked for Planned Parenthood Federation, the Wallace Foundation and the Hispanic Federation of New York City.

And…

Rachel Pecker, Open Society’s program associate for the Democracy and Power Fund, was a legal assistant at the Center for Reproductive Rights. While there, she was part of the litigation teams working on Gonzales v. Carhart (in which the Supreme Court overturned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit’s decision and upheld the first-ever federal abortion ban) and Tummino, et al. vs. von Eschenbach (which challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s failure to approve emergency contraception better known as the “abortion pill”). Her experience also includes internships and work for the Brooklyn Juvenile Rights Division of the NY Legal Aid Society, ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Currently, Planned Parenthood is publishing articles like: Contraception Counts which Credits Reads: This Facts in Brief was made possible by support from the Open Society Institute and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


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