It’s hard for Planned Parenthood to say politicians should stay out of anything when they are so active in political races.
It’s reported that Planned Parenthood spent $830,686 on one political candidate, Jon Ossoff, who lost the recent special election in Georgia for an open congressional seat.
In the 2016 elections, Planned Parenthood spent over $30 million, “the most money it ever spent in an election and double what it spent in the last cycle.” This included:
- “Planned Parenthood Votes & Action Fund’s $250,000 ad buy is a digital ad that will also run in Philadelphia” against Senator Pat Toomey (June 2016).
- $1.3 million ad buy targeting Senator Pat Toomey (August 2016)
- Planned Parenthood launches seven-figure ad buy for Hillary Clinton (February 2016)
Ninety-nine percent (99%) of their political spending goes to pro-abortion candidates, matching their Twitter feed riddled with political posts pushing their abortion-selling agenda.
Yet Planned Parenthood continues to receive millions in taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood really stands alone as being the major recipient of taxpayer funding and being a major election financial contributor.
With all this spending, it sure looks like Planned Parenthood does not need taxpayer funding to subsidize their pro-abortion agenda.
Here in Pennsylvania, an effort to prioritize the limited funding for family planning services is a step in the right direction. SB300 would invest in those offering comprehensive care for women and families and not give priority to those offering limited services and directly involved in abortions. Use our Citizen Action Center to contact your State Senator in support of SB300.