Planned Parenthood is targeting young voters with a new campaign that trashes likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The abortion business is partnering with a large group of Hillary Clinton supporters and the super PAC Priorities USA Action to launch the attack ads, according to the Washington Post. The pro-abortion group Emily’s List also is involved. The campaign will urge young voters to “Stop Trump/Stop Hate” by spending millions of dollars on online ads, a website, social media messaging tools and branded merchandise, according to the report.
The ads take aim at Trump’s shameful mockery of a disabled journalist during a campaign event. One ad features 17-year-old Dante Latchman, a disabled teen who is battling a rare form of cancer, as he watches a clip of Trump’s remarks.
“I don’t want a president who makes fun of me,” Latchman says. “I want a president who inspires me, and that’s not Donald Trump.”
The ad ends with the message, “Stop Hate. Stop Trump.”
Here’s more from the report:
Priorities is spending $500,000 to run the new digital ad, called “Dante,” on Facebook, Instagram and Pandora in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and North Carolina until the Republican convention in July. An array of allied groups have partnered with the super PAC on the campaign and will roll out online videos aimed at their constituencies. They include Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund, Latino Victory Fund, the American Federation of Teachers, LPAC, the Women Vote initiative by Emily’s List, PowerPAC.org, and the Human Rights Campaign.
The digital campaign is part of a $147 million television, radio and online blitz that Priorities has planned through Election Day, an effort that officials said could expand. The super PAC raised more than $88 million by the end of May and says it has $45 million more in commitments.
Trump’s mockery of people with special needs is unacceptable, but far worse is Planned Parenthood’s discriminatory targeting of unborn babies for abortions. Those who need evidence of the discrimination need look no further than abortion business’s lawsuit to overturn a new Indiana law that protects unborn babies from being aborted just because of a disability.
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton also spoke out against the Indiana law. Clinton, who received Planned Parenthood’s endorsement and the support of the super PAC, has an extreme stance on abortion that is out of touch with most Americans.
During an interview on The View recently, Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. Her comments came just days after Clinton said unborn children simply do not have any Constitutional rights, which would include the right to life.
Clinton also promised her pro-abortion friends that her first order of business as president would be to force Americans to pay for abortions with their tax dollars by attempting to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which has protected Americans from funding most all abortions since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the Hyde Amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but to pay for them.
If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast on abortion to pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Recently, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.
Trump has specifically promised he would sign a bill as president to de-fund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with David Brody of CBN, Trump made that promise:
David Brody: “As a President Trump, if a bill came to your desk that would defund Planned Parenthood you would support that, you would sign that?”
Donald Trump: “Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood… As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion…. I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”
As far as Trump’s comments on Planned Parenthood funding are concerned, Trump has fairly consistently said he opposes taxpayer funding but he’s also made some remarks about the “good things” Planned Parenthood does that have alarmed pro-life voters — as if any “good thing” could make up for the fact that planned Parenthood kills 330,000 unborn babies a year in abortions and then sells their body parts for profit.
Meanwhile, Trump said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 48 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it” but he opposed Roe without specifically saying it should be overturned.