Planned Parenthood Has Record $50M Ready to Unleash in Midterms

Abortion provider Planned Parenthood is ready to unleash a record $50 million spend across the nation ahead of November’s midterm elections.

The effort breaks the group’s previous $45 million spending record set in 2020 and comes months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, thus returning the regulation of abortion “to the people and their elected representatives.”

AP reports the cash release will be handled by the abortion giant’s political and advocacy arms and will focus on governor’s offices, U.S. Senate seats and legislative races in nine states.

Planned Parenthood says voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will be directly targeted with pro-abortion messaging in a bid to galvanise Democratic and independent voters.

“Who wins in these midterm elections will determine whether a state has access to abortion and potentially determine whether we will face a national abortion ban,” said Jenny Lawson, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes. “We will be clear about who is on which side.”

The surge in funds is driven in part by public donations and also high-profile contributors like pop star Lizzo.

As Breitbart News reported, just last month she vowed to donate $500,000 from her tour proceeds to Planned Parenthood, which the entertainment company Live Nation will match for a sum of $1 million.

Whether it truly is a galvanizing issue will become clear after Election Day, Nov. 8.

“We say this every cycle: ‘This is the important election,’” said Amy Kennedy, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Votes in Georgia. “For us, this really is the most important election cycle of our life.”

According to the AP report, Planned Parenthood will seek to connect with some six million voters through phone calls, digital advertising, mailers and radio ads. Door knocking is also on the action plan as are mass public events.

It has already run some TV ads in Wisconsin, where Republicans control the statehouse and where Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are up for reelection, AP sets out.

Democrats and their supporters have long sought to energize supporters by focusing on abortion, however there has been little return on investment.

This time it hopes for a different outcome.

“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,” Lawson told 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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