Planned Parenthood Spends Hundreds of Thousands to Pressure Collins and Murkowski to Reject Kavanaugh

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 15, 2018   |   10:22AM   |   Washington, DC

The abortion giant Planned Parenthood is spending a lot of money trying to keep U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed.

Last week, the abortion chain announced a six-figure ad buy targeting swing vote Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Both are Republicans who confirmed President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. However, both also have pro-abortion voting records.

A new NPR report suggests the abortion chain may be spending even more to attack Kavanaugh through a larger health care coalition.

According to the report:

Abortion is a major focus of the fight over Kavanaugh. But other issues at stake are also part of grassroots lobbying efforts, like letter writing drives, phone banks, and ad campaigns.

The health care advocacy group Protect Our Care is investing a quarter of a million dollars so far on ads opposing Kavanaugh in Alaska, Maine, Nevada and Washington, D.C.

Protect Our Care focuses on supporting the Affordable Care Act and other health care issues, but it is a pro-abortion coalition. Though the national website does not mention the members of its coalition, several state groups bearing the same name have members that include Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NARAL and other pro-abortion groups.

Whether Planned Parenthood gives money to the coalition or not, Protect Our Care has the same goals. It wants to stop Republicans from defunding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, and support abortion on demand through Roe v. Wade.

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Over the past several weeks, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups have been arguing that the “right to abortion” is at stake if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would swing the court to a 5-4 conservative majority that potentially could overturn Roe v. Wade and uphold protections for unborn babies.

“The constitutional right to have an abortion is at stake. Our ability to get health care and to live free of discrimination is at stake,” said Carmen Berkley, managing director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in a statement last week.

National pro-life leaders have expressed high hopes for Kavanaugh and the future of unborn babies’ rights.

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.

However, the U.S. Senate is narrowly held by Republicans, so every vote is critical. Pro-abortion Republicans and several moderately pro-life Democrats are being targeted by the abortion industry with ads, protests and other efforts to push them to oppose Kavanaugh and block Trump from appointing a second conservative justice to the high court.

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