Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Spends $500,000 to Elect Ralph Northam in Virginia

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 23, 2017   |   11:52AM   |   Richmond, VA

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is dumping huge campaign donations into the Virginia gubernatorial race this fall.

Facing South reports the abortion chain’s PAC donated $500,000 to pro-abortion Democratic candidate Ralph Northam.

In September, LifeNews reported Planned Parenthood also partnered with several other liberal PACs to buy $2 million in digital ads for the pro-abortion Democrat. The pro-abortion PACs hope to reach 1.2 million voters with the message that Northam is a “true champion” because he supports unregulated abortions up to birth.

“Northam’s position is so extreme he supports abortion on demand – that’s abortion for any reason anytime during the pregnancy – and he favors using your tax dollars to pay for abortion,” said Karen Cross, political director for the National Right to Life Committee, previously.

Republican candidate Ed Gillespie is pro-life. Northam’s campaign has raised significantly more than Gillespie’s, but polls show the race is very close.

Facing South reports:

Despite Northam’s significant fundraising advantage, the race is still close, according to three recent polls. While two showed Northam with leads of four and six points, another conducted by Monmouth University showed Gillespie with a slim 48 to 47 percent advantage.

Planned Parenthood wants Northam in office because of his extreme pro-abortion stance. Current Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also has been a strong supporter of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood in particular, and the abortion chain does not want to lose the seat to a pro-life leader like Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

Earlier this summer, reports indicated the abortion business plans to spend a total of $3 million to support Northam for governor.

In contrast, Gillespie has a strong pro-life record. According to NRLC, he has promised to support legislation to protect unborn babies from abortion and people who are elderly or have special needs from assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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“Ed Gillespie is a strong advocate for life. As governor, he would support and sign pro-life legislation, including legislation to protect an unborn child from abortion at the point he or she can feel pain, and he opposes using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion,” said David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., executive director of the National Right to Life Committee. “National Right to Life looks forward to working with him in Virginia to implement pro-life policies to protect unborn children from abortion, and medically dependent or disabled persons, whose lives are threatened by euthanasia and assisted suicide.”

Despite huge political spending by abortion activists, Planned Parenthood-backed candidates have lost a lot of elections in the past year.

Last fall, the abortion chain spent $38 million to support pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and other pro-abortion candidates. Most of the candidates lost. Then, earlier this year, it poured more than $700,000 into a closely-watched Georgia Congressional race, but the pro-abortion candidate also lost to pro-life candidate Karen Handel.

Meanwhile, the abortion business Planned Parenthood continues to receive close to half a billion taxpayer dollars annually to support its deadly work. It is the largest abortion business in the United States, killing more than 300,000 unborn babies every year.