Wisconsin Governor Candidate Barrett to Benefit From Pro-Abortion Fundraisers

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 27, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Wisconsin Governor Candidate Barrett to Benefit From Pro-Abortion Fundraisers

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 27
, 2010

Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett will benefit from two pro-abortion fundraisers this week featuring Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business. On Wednesday and Thursday, Richards will be the keynote speaker at two Barrett events.

Pro-Life Wisconsin informed LifeNews.com of the events and said it plans to protest them.

The collaboration features Richards, Governor Jim Doyle, a Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin lifetime achievement award recipient, and Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor Planned Parenthood has endorsed for governor.

"Does Tom Barrett really want Planned Parenthood’s blood on his hands?” asked Peggy Hamill, state director of the pro-life group. “Planned Parenthood’s theme of ‘Moving Wisconsin Forward’ is disrespectful to the thousands of babies they kill every year, babies who will never ‘Move Forward’ in Wisconsin.”

“The communities in which these events will be held – at the homes of Planned Parenthood supporters – will not be able to ignore Planned Parenthood’s destructive agenda,” Hamill added. “I encourage all concerned citizens to join our Pro-Life Wisconsin staff, board and people from all over Wisconsin in these peaceful protests.”

Chris and Miriam Abele of Milwaukee are hosting the first Barrett-Planned Parenthood fundraiser while Peggy Hedberg of Madison is hosting the second.

Barrett is seen as the likely Democratic nominee, following the September 14 primary election, and he will likely face either pro-life candidate Scott Walker or Mark Neumann.

Earlier this month, Wisconsin Right to Life issued endorsements for both Walker and Neumann — whom Pro-Life Wisconsin has endorsed as well.

"Both Scott Walker and Mark Neumann have a deep and abiding respect for the value of human life," said WRTL PAC chair Bonnie Pfaff.

She added, "The election of either of these exceptional candidates would greatly contribute to building a culture of life where the most vulnerable members of the human family are welcomed and protected."

Wisconsin Right to Life legislative director Susan Armacost chimed in and added, "If people care about protecting human life, they shouldn’t vote for Tom Barrett."

"Barrett is a pro-abortion James Doyle re-run – magnified – on right-to-life issues. Barrett voted pro-abortion throughout his entire legislative career including keeping minor girls’ abortions a secret from parents and keeping partial-birth abortions legal. Radical pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood can always rely on Barrett to support its deadly agenda and hves given him their enthusiastic endorsement," Armacost continued.

Related web sites:
Pro-Life Wisconsin – https://www.prolifewisconsin.org
Wisconsin Right to Life – https://www.wrtl.org


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