Planned Parenthood Raises $18 Million to Promote Radically Pro-Abortion Candidates

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 26, 2022   |   4:29PM   |   Washington, DC

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood desperately wants a pro-abortion majority in U.S. Congress so that it can continue aborting unborn babies nationwide.

And some of the richest men in the country are donating huge amounts of money to help achieve that goal.

Open Secrets reports Planned Parenthood Votes, the abortion chain’s political arm, reported raising nearly $18 million so far this year.

While Planned Parenthood has bragged about receiving record donations since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, it appears that a lot of its election money came from millionaires and billionaires, not grassroots Americans.

Major donors include Quinn Delaney and Donald Sussman, who gave $1 million each to the abortion group. George Soros’s Democracy PAC donated another $1 million, and a “dark money” group, the Strategic Victory Fund IE PAC, donated nearly half a million dollars more, Open Secrets found.

Planned Parenthood has been spending money rapidly, too, including on key U.S. Senate races and communication training programs for Democrat candidates, the report continues.

Here’s more:

Over $4 million of the nearly $9.1 million Planned Parenthood Votes spent so far this election cycle came in June after the leak of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This includes over $4 million spent by the super PAC. Nearly $3.8 million went to ads opposing GOP candidate Mehmet Oz’s Senate campaign in Pennsylvania – the most money the super PAC spent against a single candidate as of July 31, according to OpenSecrets data.

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Last week, the abortion chain said it plans to spend a record $50 million on the November midterm 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 other pro-abortion groups hope 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 Associated Press, 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.

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.

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.

Meanwhile, 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 140,000 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.