The political arm of our nation’s largest abortion seller is set to spend a breathtaking amount of money to influence this year’s midterm elections and elect pro-abortion candidates across the country.
Planned Parenthood Votes, the political arm of Planned Parenthood, revealed this week that it will be spending $50 million to elect pro-abortion candidates in gubernatorial and other down ballot races for November’s midterms.
Planned Parenthood Votes and its political allies said they are “launching our largest-ever midterm electoral program, in support of candidates up and down the ballot across the country who champion our right to reproductive freedom.”
“Abortion rights are going to play a huge role in this election,” Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told The Washington Post. “The stakes have truly, truly never been higher.”
The group will initially target its money to nine different states – Georgia, Nevada, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin.
The effort, launched under the name Take Control, will involve “voter engagement, volunteer and paid canvassing, phone and text banking, and advertising.”
In the most recent midterm elections, back in 2018, Planned Parenthood Votes helped fund a $30 million effort to encourage “infrequent voters” to vote for pro-abortion candidates.
And in 2020, the group spent $45 million to support pro-abortion candidates.
The increase in Planned Parenthood Votes’ investment this year could reflect a heightened increase on abortion for this year’s elections due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Now that the high court has returned lawmaking authority over abortion back to the states entirely, the people and their elected representatives have been empowered to consider, debate and approve pro-life laws.
This reality means that in elections in all 50 states, the stakes have been raised for pro-life and pro-abortion voters alike.
In our country, voting in various elections are a way that Christians can influence and direct society towards the common good.
Christian voters can and must use the ballot box to promote protections for preborn life, defend religious liberties, and protect children from inappropriate sexual content and racialized classes in the education system.
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If you’re worried about the direction of our nation, and want to help influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, check out My Faith Votes’ new “Write Now” campaign. The effort aims to engage and encourage Christians to vote this November by sending Christian voters in key battleground states handwritten postcards and letters.
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