Planned Parenthood Will Spend a Record $50 Million to Keep Democrats in Control of Congress

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 17, 2022   |   3:17PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion chain has budgeted a record $50 million for the November midterm elections in a desperate bid to put more pro-abortion Democrats in office.

The Associated Press broke the news Wednesday, noting that the spending plan is $5 million more than the abortion chain’s previous record of $45 million on the 2020 elections.

Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses are hurting because the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling in June. Now, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again, and more than a dozen already have done so – cutting into the billion-dollar abortion industry’s profits.

To counteract the life-saving ruling, Planned Parenthood and others are trying to help pro-abortion Democrats win more seats in the U.S. Senate and elect more pro-abortion governors who could veto pro-life state legislation.

According to the report, the abortion chain plans to spend the money on U.S. Senate, legislative and gubernatorial races in nine key swing states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Through ads, door-knocking campaigns and more, Planned Parenthood Votes hopes to convince 6 million voters that abortion should be a “defining issue” in November.

“When people go to vote this November, nearly half of the folks voting could be living in a state that either has already banned abortion or is quickly moving to ban abortion. These are entirely new circumstances,” Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told the AP. “There are a lot of issues people care about, certainly, but the state of abortion access is absolutely one of the defining issues this November.”

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Breitbart reports Planned Parenthood has received an influx of donations since the Supreme Court ruling, including from pop stars like Lizzo and the entertainment company Live Nation.

However, Planned Parenthood’s political agenda is extreme and out of touch with most Americans. Among other things, it is lobbying for a federal bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act that would force states to legalize abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions nationwide, allow sex-selection abortions, and eliminate parental consent and informed consent laws. Polls consistently show voters oppose such extreme pro-abortion measures.

The U.S. House passed the bill earlier this year, claiming it would simply “codify Roe” into federal law, but the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected it. If Democrats maintain their House majority and win several Senate seats, the bill could pass. And pro-abortion groups are spending huge amounts of money to make that happen.

A new report from Open Secrets, which tracks lobbying and election spending, reports the Planned Parenthood Action Fund already has spent an “unprecedented” amount of money on political lobbying this year.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S., but rumblings about instability inside the organization are growing. It has been closing facilities in pro-abortion states (even though abortion activists say more women are traveling to these states for abortions now that Roe is gone), staffers are fighting to unionize, and current and former employees have accused leadership of racism and pregnancy discrimination.

Its patient numbers also have been dropping steadily in recent years amid numerous reports of alleged unethical and illegal activities, including selling aborted baby body partsbotching abortions that killed womencovering up the sexual abuse of minors, exploiting young girls by selling cross-sex hormones and more.

The abortion chain, which technically is a non-profit, still has not released its annual report either.

“Beyond their public statements, legal maneuverings, and political activities, not a lot is known about what’s been going on inside Planned Parenthood clinics and offices this past couple of years,” Randall K. O’Bannon, director of education and research at National Right to Life, wrote this month at NRL News. “Planned Parenthood has not published an annual or service report in 18 months, making it hard to know anything definite about their revenues, the number of abortion or other services they performed, or how to gauge how COVID impacted their business.”

What is known is that state pro-life laws are saving unborn babies’ lives and cutting into its business. Currently, 14 states protect unborn babies by limiting or banning abortions. As a result, approximately 150,000 unborn babies are being saved, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Planned Parenthood has aborted more than 8 million unborn babies since abortion became legal nation-wide in 1973. Its most recent annual report showed more than $1 billion in revenue and a record number of abortions: 354,871, or about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S.