Planned Parenthood launched a huge new advertising campaign this week to oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hoping to lobby enough U.S. Senators to oppose his nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the abortion chain is running the ad in all 50 states, the Washington Examiner reports.
“Tell your Senators, ‘Oppose Brett Kavanaugh and protect our constitutional right to abortion,’” the ad says.
The ad includes a clip of Trump’s statements about the Supreme Court during a 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas. Trump said if he appoints two or three justices to the high court, Roe v. Wade will be overturned, “that will happen.”
Planned Parenthood knows its lucrative abortion business is in jeopardy, as well as the half a billion taxpayer dollars it receives every year. That is why it is fighting to keep Trump from appointing any more justices to the high court.
“We know we can defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination — already activists are organizing rallies and flooding Senate offices with calls. It’s time for us to join together,” Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a statement. “Together our voices are too loud for the Senate — or even the president — to ignore.”
While the ad will run throughout the U.S., the abortion industry is targeting several swing-vote Senators, including two pro-abortion Republicans and several moderately pro-life Democrats. These include Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, and Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Republicans hold a slim majority in the U.S. Senate with 51 members for Democrats’ 49, and their votes could determine whether Trump’s next nominee will be confirmed to the bench. Pro-life Vice President Mike Pence also can serve as a tie-breaking vote, as he has on other pro-life legislation in the past.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they will vote prior to the mid-term elections on confirming Kavanaugh.
A federal judge, Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. for more than a decade, where he developed an extensive record of protecting religious liberty and enforcing restrictions on abortion. Pro-life leaders believe he would do the same on the U.S. Supreme Court.
National pro-life leaders have expressed high hopes for Kavanaugh and the future of unborn babies’ rights.
In a recent, high-profile case, Kavanaugh agreed with the Trump administration that the government should not have to help facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors. He also ruled against the Obamacare HHS mandate that forced Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters of the Poor and other Christian-run businesses and organizations to fund drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. He recently upheld religious free speech in a case involving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (the Metro) as well.