Nebraska Abortion Business CEO’s Husband Seeks State Legislative Seat
by Steven Ertelt
October 7, 2008
Lincoln, NE (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates across the country are running for elected offices on the national, state and local level. It’s not every day that pro-life advocates face the husband of the woman who is the CEO of a Planned Parenthood abortion business — yet that’s what’s happening in Nebraska.
Ken Haar not only has a close association with Planned Parenthood, but his wife is Chris Funk, who heads the Planned Parenthood association in Nebraska and western Iowa.
Haar is a candidate for Legislative District number 21 in the Nebraska unicameral legislature and the race has now become a targeted one for the Nebraska Right to Life Political Action Committee because of his relationship with Funk.
Denise Ashby, the NRL PAC director, talked with LifeNews.com about the race.
"Haar is married to Chris Funk, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Nebraska/Council Bluffs," she said. "Since 1995, Planned Parenthood has had an abortion facility at 3705 South St. in Lincoln where more than 7,000 unborn children have been aborted."
"Planned Parenthood recently increased abortions to two days per week with an average of 35 to 40 unborn children now being killed on a weekly basis there," Ashby said.
Naturally, Haar has done the bidding of the abortion business and, as a Lincoln city councilman, Haar voted for funding for Planned Parenthood in the city budget from 1992 through 1995.
Ashby promised that the group would do everything it can to defeat Haar during the last four weeks of the election.
"NRL PAC will go beyond what we normally do in a legislative race because of Haar’s longtime commitment to Planned Parenthood," she said.
Ashby also noted that Haar is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Voters of Nebraska and Nebraska Research PAC, an organization which supports unethical biomedical research.
Haar’s opponent, James Jeffers of Raymond, has earned the endorsement of Nebraska Right to Life — making the race a clear contrast when it comes to the abortion issue.
Related web sites:
Nebraska Right to Life – https://nebraskartl.org
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