A Report on Planned Parenthood’s 2018 Midterm Election Efforts
Why does Planned Parenthood get MORE taxpayer funding every year while providing fewer services…for fewer clients…at fewer facilities? The answer: “Political money laundering.”
Planned Parenthood’s former president, Cecile Richards, once told the New York Times that her goal was to make Planned Parenthood “the largest kick-butt political organization.”
Not a healthcare organization. A political organization.
And every election cycle, Planned Parenthood’s political arms (including Planned Parenthood Votes, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Planned Parenthood Federal PAC) spend millions of dollars in campaign contributions, independent expenditures, and the recruitment of election workers to get proabortion politicians elected to office.
Those politicians, in turn, ensure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive over half a billion dollars in federal and state funding from taxpayers every year – almost 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual budget. These politicians will also fight against the appointment of judges and certain administration officials who are pro-life. They’ll also fight restrictions on abortion, such as bans on dismemberment abortions and fetal pain legislation that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks.
In succeeding election cycles, Planned Parenthood’s political arms will, in turn, spend millions of dollars to help these politicians get re-elected and to defeat their pro-life challengers.
In the current 2018 midterm elections, Planned Parenthood’s affiliated political organizations will spend $20 million on their own and another $30 million in a consortium with other groups to defeat pro-life candidates and elect pro-abortion politicians to state and federal office to carry out its agenda.