Planned Parenthood Political Director Running for Seattle City Council

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 12, 2014   |   3:37PM   |   Seattle, WA

Halei Watkins, a 26-year-old Planned Parenthood political organizer is running for the Seattle City Council’s newly drawn 5th district seat.

The 5th district is comprised of the neighborhoods of Maple Leaf, Lake City, Bitter Lake and Broadview. While Watkins claims that her campaign will be focused on making Seattle “affordable”, pro-lifers in the city should be concerned that an employee of the largest abortion business is America is trying to gain a position of leadership.

haleiwatkinsWashington already has a one of the highest abortion rates in the United States. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2011, 21,880 women obtained abortions in Washington. This produces an abortion rate of about 16 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. In other words, 58 children in the state of Washington lose their life to abortion each and every day.

But, unfortunately, it seems like many Seattleites are unaware of the corrupt business model Planned Parenthood works from. They’ve been so good at hiding what their really about that even Seattle’s Catholic University supports Planned Parenthood. This came to light when local pro-life groups uncovered that the University offered internships at Planned Parenthood of Western Washington.

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One woman named Margaret Dornay said, “I come from generations of Seattle U. Graduates. Our families supported the school with the G.I. Bill, grants, loans, scholarships, our hard-earned money and our prayers. Our goal was to produce educated Catholics. You are producing educated secularists. Our most recent graduate was in 2009. This student was a straight A student. And the only way she could keep her grades up to get through the nursing program at your university was to keep quiet about her pro-life views. We will not be supporting Seattle U. any longer.”

Additionally, Planned Parenthood of Seattle is known for having really deep pockets.

As a previous LifeNews story reported, the Seattle affiliate donated $50,000 to help the abortion industry in Tennessee oppose an amendment that would overturn a radical 2000 pro-abortion decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The amendment would restore to the people the right to determine state laws and policies on matters affecting human life. However, Planned Parenthood of Seattle thought that helping the abortion industry in Tennessee was so important that they financially supported fighting the amendment.

It seems fairly obvious that Seattle doesn’t need another Planned Parenthood cheerleader, much less someone in leadership who works for their abortion business. Instead, they need pro-lifers who will stand up for life and share with women that abortion is not the solution to their unplanned pregnancy.