The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says it will spend as much as $3 million in Texas to elect pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and other pro-abortion candidates.
Cecile Richards, the president of America’s biggest abortion corporation was in the Lone State State to push her plan.
Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor.
Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, said it will be difficult for anti-abortion groups to keep pace with Planned Parenthood’s spending. According to state data, the state’s two largest anti-abortion groups, Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life, have spent about $450,000.
“This is a wake-up call for us, and I’m sure for other pro-life organizations,” Pojman said.
Planned Parenthood’s push is similar to its efforts in other states. The group spent nearly $2.5 million in the 2013 Virginia governor’s race, helping a Democrat unseat a Republican, and plans to spend $3 million in a North Carolina U.S. Senate race.
But Pojman questioned Planned Parenthood’s ability to rally votes in big numbers in Texas
“Planned Parenthood doesn’t have the grass roots to energize in the same way the pro-life movement can,” Pojman said.
Davis was recently caught exaggerating her campaign fundraising numbers and her supporters are unable to come up with a single legislative accomplishment of hers apart from filibustering the bill to ban late-term abortions.