Planned Parenthood Begins Process to Endorse Pro-Abortion Barack Obama

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 10, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Begins Process to Endorse Pro-Abortion Barack Obama

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 10
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — The nation’s largest abortion business has begun the process necessary to endorse pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama. Should Planned Parenthood endorse the Democrat, it would join pro-abortion groups like NARAL and Emily’s List in doing so.

The board of directors of the pro-abortion group’s political operation met on Friday and unanimously voted to recommend an endorsement for Obama.

Abortion business president Cecile Richards told the web site Politico that the endorsement now goes to local Planned Parenthood affiliates to ratify. In total, the process for finalizing the endorsement should take about two weeks.

Richards told Politico that there are numerous supporters of Hillary Clinton on the national board but they are coming around to support Obama after Clinton suspended her campaign and endorsed her pro-abortion colleague over the weekend.

“We have a lot of Senator Clinton supporters on our board and among our strongest supporters,” Richards said. “Senator Clinton has a fantastic record in supporting women’s health, and Senator Obama does as well. There’s a lot of conversation within our big family.”

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood is rolling out its latest attack on John McCain, the eventual Republican nominee who opposes abortion.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Planned Parenthood has teamed up with the left-wing video group Brave New Films for a video that it will email to tens of thousands of its members across the country taking McCain to task for opposing abortion.

"We’re working now on doing, in mainly a viral sense, on educating women about McCain’s record,” Richards told Politico.

Planned Parenthood has already pledged to spend $10 million tearing down McCain’s stance on abortion and his voting record, which includes opposing taxpayer funding of abortions and voting for a partial-birth abortion ban.

The abortion business hopes to target moderates and Republican women with the campaign to siphon voters who have traditionally liked McCain and push them into the Obama column.