Planned Parenthood attacked Republican senators in a series of election ads this week, claiming the lawmakers do not really care about protecting “women and families” from the coronavirus.
The Hill reports the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the abortion chain, is spending six figures on the ads, which urge the senators to “stop stalling” on a coronavirus relief bill.
All but one of the senators targeted in the ads are up for re-election in November. They are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, U.S. Sens. Steve Daines of Montana, John Cornyn of Texas, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Susan Collins of Maine, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Martha McSally of Arizona. Planned Parenthood also is running an ad against U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, though he is not up for re-election.
In the ads, the abortion chain slams the lawmakers for not being “focused on women and families” and for spending too much time confirming “Trump’s unfit judges instead of addressing the urgent public health crises of COVID-19 and systematic racism,” according to the report.
Pointing to a recent spike in coronavirus numbers, Planned Parenthood leader Jenny Lawson claimed the Republican senators have “refused to take action as the country feels the weight of this public health crisis.”
“The United States now has more than 3.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases — but if you thought these dire numbers would finally drive Senate Majority leadership to act, you thought wrong,” she said in a statement.
But Planned Parenthood has no business talking about saving lives. As of Monday morning, the most recent coronavirus death numbers for the U.S. were about 141,000. Every year, Planned Parenthood kills more than twice that many unborn babies in abortions – unique, living human beings who deserved a right to life.
Planned Parenthood also took coronavirus relief money from average Americans in the last aid package. Earlier this year, it took more than $80 million in coronavirus relief aid meant for struggling small businesses. Businesses and non-profits with more than 500 employees were not eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program funds, and Planned Parenthood employs more than that. However, it exploited the aid program by applying through local affiliates that employ fewer than 500 people.
The Trump administration has demanded that Planned Parenthood return the funds, but it is not clear if Planned Parenthood has done so. The Trump administration said it may file criminal charges against employees of the abortion giant if they lied on the applications for funding.
Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood also insisted on continuing elective abortions while real medical procedures were being postponed to ensure hospital beds and personal protective equipment were available for those who truly needed them. The abortion chain even had the audacity to request donations of personal protective equipment while there was talk of scarcity at hospitals.
Planned Parenthood did nearly 346,000 abortions last year while reaping in $1.6 billion in revenue. It has been accused of discriminating against its pregnant employees, defrauding Medicaid, covering up the sexual abuse of minors, perpetuating “systemic racism” and selling aborted baby body parts.