Planned Parenthood Spending Millions to Keep Senate in Pro-Abortion Harry Reid’s Hands

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 10, 2014   |   12:00PM   |   Washington, DC

If you are a pro-life voter and not yet engaged in the battle to win control of the U.S. Senate from the pro-abortion activists who currently control the chamber, it’s time to get involved.

voteprolife23Control of the Senate is crucial to pro-life efforts. The pro-life movement has no chance to pass meaningful legislation that will save unborn babies from abortion without control of both the House and Senate. The House has approved pro-life bills that will protect unborn children and stop taxpayer funding of abortions directly and via Obamacare, but the Senate, under Harry Reid and his pro-abortion allies, either won’t vote on the legislation or defeats it.

The Senate is also crucial to approving the kind of judges the pro-life movement needs on the Supreme Court who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and pave the way for legislation that will ban abortions.

The Planned Parenthood abortion business knows what is at stake and is prepared to spend millions protecting its pro-abortion friends in the Senate and keeping pro-abortion Democratic leader Harry Reid in control.

From a story on its election-year spending in North Carolina:

Planned Parenthood is planning to spend $3 million on voter mobilization efforts in North Carolina to help bring women to the polls for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. Hagan faces a tough battle in November against GOP nominee Thom Tillis, the state House speaker. [Tillis is pro-life while Hagan backs abortion.]

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told The (Raleigh) News and Observer that the Senate race there is the most important in the country. The contest already has seen more outside spending than any other.

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“North Carolina is a moderate state,” Richards said. “The positions that both Mr. Tillis has taken and some of the decisions by the state Legislature are really out of step with where mainstream North Carolinians are. So for us, this is an important state to make sure women know what is at stake in November and the differences between these two candidates.”

The announcement from the abortion rights group comes as the Hagan campaign hits the airwaves with its first two ads in a seven-figure buy.