Is Planned Parenthood Hiring Protesters for Violent Anti-Trump Rallies?

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 15, 2016   |   5:17PM   |   Washington, DC

For days, streets of major cities across the U.S. have been flooded with protesters marching against the election of Republican Donald Trump. Police have arrested hundreds of protesters for violence after they blocked streets, assaulted police officers, burned and vandalized property, and more.

But new evidence suggests that the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other liberal groups could be paying protesters to march against President-elect Trump.

Fox News reports:

The Craigslist ads read: “STOP TRUMP – up to $1500/week. Hiring immediately! Call Today Start tomorrow! $15-$18 hourly rate + bonus + overtime up to 77 hours per week!”

They were placed by a Planned Parenthood affiliate in major cities like Boston, Denver, Columbus, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh right before the election to defeat the candidacy of Donald Trump. However, most of them are still active on Craigslist, fueling questions about whether the group is now among those feeding the post-election anti-Trump protests across the country.

Many of the ads have Planned Parenthood Action, a PAC, emblazoned across the top and all of them list phone numbers belonging to the Community Outreach Group, a for-profit organization formed by Planned Parenthood as “a vendor of large-scale advocacy.” Protesting is among the tasks listed on its website.

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The news outlet reported neither Planned Parenthood nor Community Outreach Group returned its phone calls seeking comment.

If true, this would not be the first time the abortion chain has paid protesters. In September 2015, protesters paid by Planned Parenthood threw condoms at former pro-life presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and her campaign supporters. The abortion group routinely hires people to campaign and protest during elections and other abortion-related political events.

Abortion activists often have to pay people to help promote their extreme abortion position because they cannot find enough willing volunteers. In March, LifeNews reported how abortion activists paid protesters to show up at the U.S. Supreme Court building as the justices heard arguments involving a Texas abortion case.

Abortion activists also appear to have paid protesters to fight against a Texas abortion law while it was being debated in the state legislature in 2013.

The liberal advocacy group, which is backed by billionaire George Soros, who also supports Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, also may be hiring protesters for the anti-Trump rallies. According to Fox, a New York ad offers to pay $18 an hour to protesters “under the age of 30 … We prefer minorities.”

The news comes on the heels of reports that more than half of the anti-Trump protesters who were arrested in Portland, Oregon did not even vote in the Nov. 8 election. KGW reports it could not find ballots or voter registration for 69 of the 112 people arrested during the Portland protests.