Defeating Obama Would Zap Planned Parenthood’s Slush Fund

Opinion   |   Carol Tobias   |   Sep 12, 2012   |   12:05PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood, which runs the nation’s largest abortion chain, may be about as out-of-the-mainstream as it gets in American politics, but they sure know how to play the political game.

First, they know how to get the money they need to feed their abortion empire­. More than $400 million of their billion dollar a year budget comes from you and me and other American taxpayers.

And they know how to get their voice heard. For example, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards got a coveted speaking role this past week at the Democratic National Convention.

She used the opportunity to continue spreading Planned Parenthood’s litany of untruths about pro-life candidates.

Because so many Americans hate the thought of their tax dollars going to an organization that kills more than 330,000 unborn babies every year, pro-life public servants have spoken up and voted to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Mitt Romney has spoken out in this context. But to Richards, it means Romney “is campaigning to get rid of Planned Parenthood.” ­

Paul Ryan also wants to see Planned Parenthood’s funding cut because of its abortion activities. But in her speech, Richards converted that mainstream position into a claim that Ryan “voted to end cancer screenings and well-women visits for five million women.”

Now Planned Parenthood intends to take their dishonest characterizations to the airwaves. They’ve announced they’ll be spending more than $3 million to run attack ads against Romney and Ryan in the key swing states of Ohio and Virginia – states that could decide the election.



Polls now show the states that will decide this election are all within a couple of points either way, some slightly favoring Romney, others narrowly favoring Obama. With your support we can win, but we do need your help!

Please help us save every precious child from the abortionists . . . and the politics . . . of Planned Parenthood!

LifeNews Note: Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee.