Planned Parenthood Will Spend $20 Million on Pro-Abortion Candidates Trying to Take Over the Senate

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 5, 2018   |   4:20PM   |   Washington, DC

It is mind-boggling just how much the abortion giant Planned Parenthood spends to influence elections.

On Wednesday, the largest abortion provider in America announced a political spending campaign of $20 million to elect pro-abortion lawmakers to Congress in November, Roll Call reports.

Planned Parenthood Votes plans to use the money to hold rallies and run door-to-door canvassing in Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, Florida, Minnesota, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to the report.

It plans to work with Color of Change PAC, the Service Employees International Union and Center for Community Change Action to try to put the U.S. Senate and House back into the hands of pro-abortion Democrats.

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Deirdre Schiefling, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, said it was the largest ground game ever organized by Planned Parenthood.

“This is all fuel to an already raging fire,” Schiefling said, adding that “days are numbered” for any politician who opposes abortion rights.

Of particular concern is the U.S. Senate, which currently is holding hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. If confirmed, he would be a fifth conservative justice on the high court, opening up the possibility of more abortion restrictions or even the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

If pro-abortion Democrats regain control of the Senate, however, they could block future nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts, and continue to block pro-life legislation such as measures defunding Planned Parenthood.

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The abortion chain is throwing a lot of money into the mid-term elections in hopes of its allies regaining the Senate. In March, it announced plans to spend $20 million on TV and digital ads, mailers and on-the-ground efforts. Then in April, Planned Parenthood and several partner groups released a $30 million election budget to take over Congress.

Abortion activists said their campaign targets include infrequent voters, young women and people of color, according to the report.

Republicans narrowly hold the U.S. Senate. However, they have too few votes to overcome filibusters on key pro-life bills such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and bills to defund Planned Parenthood. Just a few more pro-life wins in the Senate could see important pro-life legislation passed. A few losses could bring pro-abortion Democrats back into power.

Two years ago, Planned Parenthood spent more than $38 million to back Hillary Clinton and other pro-abortion candidates in 2016.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.

In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.