Former Planned Parenthood Staffers Pushing Abortion Up to Birth Elected to Congress, Legislature

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 15, 2018   |   5:40PM   |   Washington, DC

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood spent $30 million putting some of its own people in political power in November.

The pro-abortion blog Bustle recently highlighted several former Planned Parenthood workers who were elected to political offices in the Nov. 6 midterms, including U.S. Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota and U.S. Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher of Texas. Others include U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres-Small of New Mexico, and Raquel Teran, Anna Eskamani and Nikema Williams, who won state races in Arizona, Florida and Georgia.

These are people who worked for the largest abortion provider in America and now claim to represent the American people. Planned Parenthood aborts 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. It sees about 2.4 million patients a year.

This year, it publicly reported spending $30 million to support pro-abortion candidates in the midterm elections.

Smith, the former executive vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, told Bustle that she believes her work for the abortion chain helped her win political power. Now, she plans to fight for abortion on demand in the U.S. Senate.

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“For me [reproductive rights are] a fundamental question of freedom, and whether women have the freedom and the opportunity to build the lives that they want,” Smith said. “I’m always looking for opportunities to expand those opportunities for women and ways of stopping efforts to limit that freedom.”

Eskamani also thanked her former employer for helping her rise to political power in her state.

“I first started at Planned Parenthood as a patient …” Eskamani told the liberal blog. Later, she began working there — an experience she described as “foundational” to her political career.

“If you work at Planned Parenthood in Florida, you can do anything,” she said. “You develop a deep sense of empathy and resilience.”

For women, maybe, but not for babies in the womb. In recent years, Planned Parenthood has used its political power to stop efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion. Voters should not doubt that its former employees will do the same.

A recent Live Action report revealed how millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood allowed it to turn around and spend millions in the 2018 midterms to elect pro-abortion politicians who will fight to keep its taxpayer funding flowing and thwart efforts to protect the unborn.