Planned Parenthood Called Patty Murray, Who Defended Infanticide, a “Champion.” Bankrolled Her Campaign

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 18, 2019   |   12:18PM   |   Washington, DC

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been called a “champion” of women’s health by the abortion industry.

But her latest fight for abortion has nothing to do with protecting women’s bodies, rights or health. Murray has been blocking a bill to protect infants born alive after botched abortions from infanticide.

Though it’s a radical position to take, Murray has not backed down. A look at her campaign donation records may suggest why.

A senator for Washington state since 1992, Murray’s biggest campaign donors include pro-abortion groups. In fact, EMILY’S List, a group dedicated to electing pro-abortion women to Congress, is Murray’s biggest campaign donor, with contributions totaling $610,621, according to Open Secrets.

Additionally, Planned Parenthood’s PAC gave Murray a total of $48,033 in the past two decades, according to Open Secrets. This includes $13,391 in 2016, $200 in 2014, $10,249 in 2010, $1,250 in 2008, $1,200 in 2006, $11,750 in 2004 and $9,993 in 1998.

The pro-abortion group NARAL, which attacks nonprofits that offer choices other than abortion to pregnant women, also has given about $51,000 in donations to Murray’s campaigns.

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That’s nearly three quarters of a million dollars just from groups solely dedicated to abortion on demand.

Murray has responded by supporting abortion on demand up to birth and even infanticide, issues that most voters – even Democrat and pro-choice voters – oppose. She has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record, and repeatedly has received praise from the nation’s top abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

“Nobody is more deserving of our endorsement than Senator Patty Murray, a true champion for women and families and fierce advocate for the one-in-five women that rely on Planned Parenthood health centers at some point in their lifetime,” said former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards in 2016. “Now more than ever we need champions like Senator Murray in Congress to stand up against an extreme agenda to ban safe and legal abortion.”

Over the past two weeks, Murray has not just been “championing” the killing of unborn babies, she also has been fighting against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.

On Friday, she blasted Republicans for opposing infanticide, claiming they are “attacking women’s rights and health.” Murray equated denying medical care for babies who survived botched abortions with protecting “women’s health and rights.” Never mind that newborn girls are left to die after failed abortions and refused basic medical treatment.

The Senate is slated to vote Feb. 25 to try to break the Democrats’ filibuster of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Murray’s opposition comes as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. Doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health, and women admit having late-term abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi asked Murray why she blocked the bill. She said the matter is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.