Planned Parenthood Spent $15 Million to Re-Elect Obama
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/7/12 1:24 PM
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is jubilant about another four years of the United States under the helm of the most pro-abortion president in history. Although Planned Parenthood credits “women’s issues,” one women’s group says that’s not why Obama won.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, commented on the Obama victory.
“This is a resounding victory for women. More than ever before, women’s health was a decisive issue in this election. Americans today voted to ensure that women will have access to affordable health care and be able to make their own medical decisions,” she said. “This election sends a powerful and unmistakable message to members of Congress and state legislatures all around the country that the American people do not want politicians to meddle in our personal medical decisions, and that politicians demean and dismiss women at their own peril.”
Richards said ads about women’s health issues aired 46,141 times — a 350 percent increase in spending from 2008.
“Throughout the campaign, these issues have presented one of the starkest contrasts between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Obama vowed to fully implement the Affordable Care Act and ensure that millions of women get preventive care at no cost, require insurance companies to cover birth control, protect funding for Planned Parenthood and federal family planning programs, and protect access to safe and legal abortion. Romney took the opposite position on all of these issues, and then tried unsuccessfully to cast himself as more of a moderate on women’s health in the final weeks of the campaign,” Planned Parenthood said.
After wrapping up a hard-fought effort to engage and activate conservative, Christian women in the election, Concerned Women for America president Penny Nance said she disagreed with the pro-abortion group’s assessment.
“As we have said, American women do not vote single issue,” she told LifeNews. “That means that they do not vote only on the issue of abortion nor do they vote only on the issue of the Economy.”
“Today Concerned Women for America members will continue to fight to save our nation from a crippling $16 Trillion debt. We will work to preserve religious freedom in the courts and in the Congress. We will support a strong military and their ability to keep our nation safe. And we will fight to protect the unborn and families, and to fight the evil of sex trafficking,” she said. “We are clearly a divided nation. Women of faith both Evangelical and Catholic voted their values but we did not have the conversation needed to convince our friends and neighbors.”
Meanwhile, the abortion business also admitted it spent $15 million in its effort to secure a victory for Obama.
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“The Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes invested more than $15 million dollars to educate voters in key battleground states, employing television and radio ads, direct mail, online ads, tele-townhalls, and a variety of other methods,” it said. “All of the messaging throughout the Planned Parenthood Action Fund campaign focused on Mitt Romney’s positions in his own words – to repeal the birth control insurance benefit, repeal coverage for preventive care, eliminate the nation’s family planning program, defund Planned Parenthood, and overturn Roe v. Wade – contrasted with President Obama’s strong record for women’s health.”
The abortion giant said it made more than 845,000 calls, knocked on more than 100,000 doors, and organized more than 2,000 volunteers in key states including Virginia, Ohio, Montana, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.