A new scandal involving the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and the election is unfolding in North Carolina this week.
The Charlotte, North Carolina news station WBTV discovered that a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood was masquerading as a group opposed to highway tolls to campaign for pro-abortion Democrats. During its investigation, the news outlet found that the Community Outreach Group really was led by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and some of its election materials had nothing to do with the toll issue.
WBTV reports it received a tip from a man who applied for a campaign job with Community Outreach Group. The man said he became suspicious when he learned that the group was supporting only Democratic candidates.
Here’s more from the report:
According to paperwork filed with the North Carolina Secretary of State, Community Outreach Group is governed by the leaders of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is based in Washington, D.C.
But in an ad posted online—including on Craigslist and Indeed.com—Community Outreach group claimed to be “hiring Outreach Workers to knock on doors and convince people to vote and vote for our endorsed candidates.”
The post portrayed COG as a group working against tolls.
“We’re not happy about the toll plans in Charlotte and we need your help to ensure this boondoggle is reversed,” both ads said.
The ad promised to pay workers $15 an hour to campaign against the tolls.
But a visit to the Community Outreach Group office in Charlotte by On Your Side Investigates revealed a group working to advocate for a different cause entirely.
Instead of tolls, the Community Outreach Group office was filled with signs and literature for Democratic candidate like Roy Cooper and candidate for North Carolina House of Representative Chaz Beasley and Mary Belk. Other signs opposed HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that requires people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificate.
One of the campaign workers later told the investigative journalists that COG is an “in-house vendor for Planned Parenthood.”
The fact that an anti-toll group would endorse only Democrats is odd. I-77 Business Plan, another North Carolina political group opposed to the tolls has endorsed both Republicans and Democrats in the upcoming election, according to the report.
“(I-77 Business Plan) has come out with their list of endorsements and I’ll bet you that their list of candidates does not match this [COG] list of candidates,” Kurt Naas, an anti-toll advocate, told WBTV.
According to the report, the Planned Parenthood group pulled its online job ads from Craigslist and Indeed after WBTV began asking questions.
Before the ads were removed, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood told the news station:
“To identify the best and most passionate canvassers, Community Outreach Group has a variety of job postings that talk about the different issues canvassers will address with voters. When potential canvassers come in for the interview, Community Outreach Group makes sure they are comfortable talking about all of the issues and talking points. Anyone who is uncomfortable with any talking point can discontinue the interview or decline any subsequent job offer.”
After the ads were removed, the abortion business spokeswoman sent this follow-up statement: “Community Outreach Group is running a canvassing program for Planned Parenthood Action PAC North Carolina working together with Aim Higher Now. Canvassers working for this program talk about a variety of issues related to this partnership, including women’s health, education, and tolling.”
“Women’s issues” is a euphemism Planned Parenthood sometimes uses for abortion.
The news station also obtained door hangers paid for by the Planned Parenthood group that did not mention the tolls issue at all.
The deceptive dealings are odd but not out of the ordinary for Planned Parenthood. The abortion chain has been caught covering up the sexual abuse of young girls, engaging in Medicaid fraud and possibly selling aborted babies’ body parts for a profit.
Planned Parenthood also believes its future is at stake in the upcoming election. The abortion business just launched a $30 million get out the vote campaign for Hillary Clinton. The abortion company has supported the pro-abortion candidate at every turn this election. It is pulling out all the stops to ensure Clinton is elected so it can continue receiving half a billion dollars from the federal government in taxpayer funds.