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Planned Parenthood to Spend $3 Million to Attack Mitt Romney ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/27/2012 12:00:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi

The biggest abortion business in the nation is prepared to spend heavily to ensure the hundreds of millions it receives in federal funding continues, by launching an aggressive attack on presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the company that does more than 300,000 abortions annually and has endorsed Obama, plans to spend more than $3 million to target voters in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia with ads bashing Romney for wanting to cut its taxpayer funding. The $3.2 million campaign will feature everything from online ads to old-fashioned door to door politics.

“We have purchased ad time in northern Virginia, in Columbus, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio, because they have high concentrations of undecided voters or swing voters,” Deirdre Schifeling, director of national organizing and electoral campaigns at Planned Parenthood Action Fund, told The Hill. “We’re going to layer that with mail, phone, door-to-door canvassing and a significant online buy.”

“We are very focused also on swing women likely voters,” said Schifeling.

This new campaign follows a $1.4 million one that had the abortion business targeting voters in Florida, Iowa and Virginia.

The Hill also indicates NARAL will have its own anti-Romney effort, likely coming in at more than $2.5 million, focusing on keeping Obama 2008 voters in the pro-abortion president’s column this time around.

“We’re going to educate voters on the Romney-Ryan record,” said Elizabeth Shipp, the group’s political director. “We’re going after voters known as ‘Obama defectors’, women who voted for Obama in 2008 and are not committed to voting for him in November or not planning to vote. We have a whole strategy of communicating to them through available platforms.

“We’re going to spend significant resources on mail, television and online ads in swing states,” she said.

The ads will likely feature a clip of a video in which Romney said he wants to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood, though he meant getting rid of the taxpayer funding of the abortion company.

Romney called for de-funding Planned Parenthood earlier this year.

“I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood,”said. “Look, the idea that we’re subsidizing an institution that provides abortion, in my view, is wrong. Planned Parenthood oughta stand on its own feet and should not get government subsidy.”

Romney also touted his pro-life credentials, saying, “I am a pro-life individual, I was a pro-life governor, I served as a pro-life governor, I’m a pro-life candidate. I simply do not want to participate in anything that takes the lives of an unborn child.”

Romney has called for de-funding Planned Parenthood previously.

In November, Romney had an opinion column in USA Today in which he advocated numerous ways to balance the federal budget, one of which involves eliminate funding to Planned Parenthood.

Romney proposes repealing Obamacare — which pro-life groups virtually unanimously opposed because of concerns related to taxpayer funding of abortions, rationing issues, and lack of conscience protections for pro-life medical workers. He says that will save $95 billion in 2016.



The fourth item on Romney’s list is one that will delight the pro-life voters he needs to secure the GOP nomination to face Obama: “Eliminate Title X family planning programs benefiting abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.”

Romney previously pledged to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in October during his speech before the Values Voter Summit.

“Our values must also encompass the life of an unborn child,” Romney told the thousands of pro-life advocates gathered for the Family Research Council event. “There are, of course, strong convictions on both sides of this issue. Yet it speaks well of our country that almost all Americans recognize that abortion is a problem.”

“The law may call it a right, but no one ever called it a good. And in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year can’t be squared with the good heart of America,” Romney said.

The former governor pivoted from a philosophical position to talking about his political views and what he would do if elected president.

“I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions,” Romney said, “As president, I’ll end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood. I’ll protect a health care worker’s right to follow their conscience in their work.”

“I will nominate judges who know the difference between personal opinion and law. It is long past time for the Supreme Court to return the issue of abortion back to the states by overturning Roe v. Wade,” he added.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; moralabsolutes; obama; plannedparenthood; prochoice; prolife; romney
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1 posted on 08/27/2012 12:00:34 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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2 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:00 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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3 million. lol. That is nothing. Romney has a ton of money. Hopefully he can spend 10 million explaining that he is pro-life (hopefully he is).

3 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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I feel as if I’m funding a murderous organization’s own lobbying effort. But then again I’ve been accused of being a single issue voter (on many issues)...

4 posted on 08/27/2012 12:07:09 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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Doesn’t Planned Parenthood get huge amounts of money from the government?

How can they fund attacks on a presidential candidate?

5 posted on 08/27/2012 12:07:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Right now here in Florida, we are getting Obama campaign advertising about Romney and Ryan being antagonistic toward Planned Parenthood (PP). If it weren’t for Obama’s voice approval, I’d have sworn that these were ads from PP. Makes me wonder, exactly when did PP become a government service?

Actually, shouldn’t their name be changed? Planned Fetus-cide? Planned Unpregnancy? Abort, Retry and Money?

6 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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Oh I’m sure they have organized the PAC in such a way that its legally separated. However, surely this money is fungible.

7 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:33 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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I know that the Pro-Life emails would probably be trashed anyway.. but, is there an email addy that we can send out thoughts to PP to let them know how many of us despise what they are doing (what they stand for)? If nothing else, we need to let them know that THEY are in the minority.

8 posted on 08/27/2012 12:12:01 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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What a grand honor!

9 posted on 08/27/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT by Hans
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Wonder if any of the 3mil is what he gave to them.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 12:14:37 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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We want them all to open their mouths and spend their (well, maybe our) money.

We want to see what is inside. People need to see and hear it themselves.

The ordinary person has not been paying much attention.

We WANT the left to open up WIDE!

11 posted on 08/27/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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On the bright side ... that’s $3M less they’ll spend spilling blood.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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“plans to spend more than $3 million to target voters”

Seems like that money would be better spent in providing all that low cost health care, mamograms, screenings, and don’t forget abortions, to all the women who can’t afford it otherwise - isn’t that their mission? Next time they cry for money I will be happy to remind them how they wasted 3 million on an election.

13 posted on 08/27/2012 12:32:07 PM PDT by texaschick
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Pathetic. Outrageous.

I’m not a single issue voter. It is incredible to me that my tax money goes to an organization that not only (IMO) commits murder, but also lobbies for a candidate I do not like. (Lobbying against Romney is the same as lobbying for Zippy. Regardless of what any legal loophole or technicality says.)

In fact, I would find it nearly as objectionable for them to spend tax money lobbying for a candidate I do like.

If they are a charity that receives government money, I don’t see how it can be legal for them to lobby in any way whatsoever.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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Let me get this straight.

Planned Parenthood survives on (begged for) tax-payer dollars.

Now they suddenly have over $3 million extra to spend on lobbying?


15 posted on 08/27/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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PP is trying to get rid of all the money they have that has the most innocents blood stains all over it.

16 posted on 08/27/2012 1:13:18 PM PDT by chiefqc
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I hope President Romney remembers what PP is doing and works on defunding them.

17 posted on 08/27/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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The Romneys had given to Planned Parenthood in the past, and supported their cause.

Mitt has done fund raising for Planned Parenthood.

They are bitter at his switch for the campaign.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 2:14:22 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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I hear the PP types are got a virulent form of STD——infects their nasal passages.

Comes from PP sticking it’s nose up other people’s genitals.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by Liz (
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It's high time the Planned Parenthood organization is thrown out of our schools and cutoff from getting tax dollars to hyper-sexualize our youngsters.


BE AWARE There is a HUGE push to normalize pedophilia---BY PLANNED PAR$ENTHOOD, NAMBLA AND ASSOCIATED GROUPS----they have been organizing for years.

When one pedophile surfaces, you can be sure there are many others lurking around. They gather in swarms to hunt kids....even going on kid hunts to toy stores.

Keep in mind, these evil souless predators are amazingly persuasive — and take pride in their ability to dupe people without displaying their true nature.

People are easily taken in by these calculatedly charming, persuasive predators. Pedophiles entice their victims by gaining their trust.......the same way they get people to cover for them.

What Joe Paterno did was unforgiveable---but we know how persuasive these predators are. The first judge in the Penn State case actually let Sandusky go free---another sign WRT how easily predators dupe people into being their willing enablers.


PLANNED PARENTHOOD-—THE PEDOPHILES AMONG US-—IN OUR SCHOOLS This vile organization-—Planned Parenthood—— exhibits all the signs of avid organized pedophiles.They are in our schools K-12 sniffing around the genitals of young people We need to know how many of these PP types are connected to pedophilia organizations-——and have been convicted of pedophilia.


THIS JUST IN PPhood’s newsest atrocity is texting children——a sex “educator” employed by Planned Parenthood—-the organization that works constantly to drive a wedge between children and their parents-—will be texting your children without parental knowledge or consent.

THE PEDOPHILE CREDO Planned Parenthood Federation of America has proclaimed a right to sexual enjoyment as a basic human right for all people, including children, and is pushing that goal in every arena, including schools, community groups, and particularly the United Nations. It hires children as young as 14 to promote sex to their peers, and one affiliate recently posted a job listing for a state-funded peer educator position that requires that the teens must attend the annual gay pride parade in order to work for PP.


When Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey held its annual national sex educators’ conference, it promoted a website pushing such resources as “Unequal Partners, Teaching about Power and Consent in Adult-Teen and Other Relationships.” Planned Parenthood is actively involved in trying to push existing boundaries that separate and protect children from sexual fodder for pedophiles

While this particular texting program has launched in the Denver area, it may well be a test program with plans for nationwide expansion. Parents must be very vocal in their opposition to Planned Parenthood texting their children. You can monitor your children’s phones for texting by noting the program’s acronym and number.

The Planned Parenthood “In Case You’re Curious” contact info is obtained by texting ICYC to 66746.

20 posted on 08/27/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by Liz
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