The abortion giant Planned Parenthood launched a three-pronged plan this week to push abortions in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
With Justice Brett Kavanaugh now on the high court, abortion activists fear and pro-lifers hope the infamous abortion case could be dismantled by the conservative majority court in the near future.
If Roe is overturned, abortions would not immediately become illegal. Instead, states would regain the power to restrict abortions and protect unborn babies. Earlier this summer, abortion activists speculated that at least 22 states likely would ban abortions if Roe is overturned.
Planned Parenthood is banking its future on the liberal states that would continue to allow abortion on demand.
In a call with reporters Wednesday, Rachel Sussman, Planned Parenthood director of state policy and advocacy, said they plan to focus on at least 10 states where abortion would remain legal and widely available if Roe is overturned, The Washington Examiner reports.
Its three-part plan is to, first, expand abortions in states where it likely will remain legal, second, increase political advocacy to push legislation that will keep abortion on demand legal in states across the U.S. and, third, use the liberal media to continue pushing the notion that it’s normal to abort an unborn baby.
“We will leverage key states to serve as critical access points, particularly for the growing number of people that need to travel out-of-state,” Sussman said.
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Sussman said certain states would serve as these access points and mentioned California, Oregon, Illinois, and Rhode Island as potential areas for network hubs.
A summary of the plan said California is working to boost access to abortion by providing financial help to women who need to travel a long way for an abortion. But Planned Parenthood declined to say how much these networks would cost or key specifics of what a network will include.
“It is going to definitely be a significant expansion of our work,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood. “I don’t think there is a dollar amount that you can put on that.” …
Elsewhere, Planned Parenthood wants to expand the telemedicine services that it offers to patients, which it right now offers in 14 states. But it did not lay out a specific goal on how many states it hopes to expand into.
Telemedicine refers to dangerous webcam abortions, where women never see a doctor in person before being given drugs to abort their unborn babies.
The abortion chain said it plans to create a “regional access network” using technology and partner groups to help women get abortions in states where it likely will become illegal.
“For example, in California, one of the few states that constitutionally and statutorily protects the right to abortion, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is seeking ways to increase access to abortion for people with low incomes, including financial support for women who have to travel long distances, as well as planning how to facilitate telehealth-care and transportation for patients facing obstacles to care,” the plan states.
Politically, the abortion giant also plans to expand its lobbying efforts. It wants at least ten key states, including California, Illinois, Maine, Rhode Island, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington, to be an “ironclad network” where abortion on demand will remain legal and easily accessible.
Culturally, Planned Parenthood said it will continue using Hollywood, the music and fashion industry and other outlets to help normalize abortion.
“We’ll be enhancing our efforts to destigmatize abortion in the media and across popular culture — including working with the music, fashion, movie, and television industries, and announcing additional public awareness campaigns in the coming months,” according to the plan.
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.