Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Spends $1 Million Attacking Pro-Life Ken Cuccinelli

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 2, 2013   |   5:27PM   |   Richmond, VA

The leading abortion business plans has spent $1 million in campaign ads attacking pro-life Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Planned Parenthood has already eclipsed the million-dollar mark as it attempts to portray his pro-life views as outside the mainstream, even though a majority of Americans are pro-life on abortion.

From a report on the massive campaign to trash state Attorney general and former state legislator:

Planned Parenthood Votes has spent more than $1 million on television and radio ads that will soon air in the Norfolk and Richmond areas, telling women that they should not trust Ken Cuccinelli II, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor.

Planned Parenthood’s various political advocacy groups have been heavily involved in the Virginia race for more than eight months, pushing a campaign dubbed “Keep Ken Out” and endorsing the Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe. Women’s issues, especially those related to abortion, have dominated campaign commercials and debates.

Planned Parenthood Votes plans to release its television ad on Wednesday. It will hit airwaves in the Richmond and Norfolk areas later this week. The ad warns voters about Cuccinelli’s stances or actions that the group considers dangerous to women’s health, including limiting access to birth control, opposing emergency contraception and banning abortions.



Cuccinelli’s campaign has said that the candidate would not ban contraception. And while Cuccinelli opposes nearly all abortions, including those for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest, he would make an exception to save a mother’s life.

“Planned Parenthood is one of many organizations on the left helping Terry McAuliffe wage the most negative campaign in Virginia history,” said Garren Shipley, Republican Party of Virginia communications director. “The claims made by Planned Parenthood on McAuliffe’s behalf have been called misleading and false by a number of different fact checking organizations.”

Emily Buchanan of Women Speak Out – Virginia, a political action committee that supports pro-life candidate Ken Cuccinelli, says there is a huge contrast between the two candidates on abortion.

“Our pro-life candidate, Ken Cuccinelli, has made decisive strides in the this important race – it’s a statistical tie in the polls. His campaign is gaining momentum,” she said over the weekend. “Ken is a faithful, devout Christian and an authentic pro-life champion who fought to defund Planned Parenthood of our taxpayer dollars. He was even the first Attorney General to take on Obamacare because it forces you and I to fund abortions.”

“Pro-life governors were imperative to our past pro-life victories this summer. In Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina, we had a pro-life friend in the governor’s mansion. They kept our momentum going, and now we’re facing the abortion industry and their puppet candidate whose goal is massive expansion of the abortion agenda,” Buchanan added.

She continued: “In Virginia, Ken’s opponent Terry McAuliffe has vowed to keep Big Abortion in business by helping substandard abortion clinics to skirt common sense regulations. They’ve enlisted the help of their friend Hillary Clinton to help fund Terry so they can change the abortion facility regulations from inside the governor’s mansion.”

McAuliffe was caught dodging a reporter’s question after inventing a false power he claimed he would have as governor to keep unlawful abortion clinics open.

McAuliffe is quick to attack his pro-life Republican opponent on the issue of abortion, but, as Weekly Standard John McCormack reports, he won’t answer questions about his own stance on abortion and whether he supports taxpayer-funded abortions up to the day of birth.

At a campaign event, McAuliffe pledged his unwavering — and disturbing — support for abortion providers and facilities in the state of Virginia if given the governor’s seat.