Planned Parenthood will be spending a record $1.5 million to sway a gubernatorial election in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has been a stalwart opponent of pro-life legislation throughout his tenure, opposing even some of the most moderate proposals. He has vetoed bans on dismemberment abortions as well as bans on abortion after 20 weeks. Recently, he said he will veto a bill to protect Down syndrome babies from abortion.
For this reason, Planned Parenthood will stop at nothing to ensure another term for him.
“He is a brick wall against efforts to roll back health care access and [abortion] rights of Pennsylvanians,” said Sari Stevens, director of the state pro-abortion PAC, Tribune Live reports.
The money will be used for door-to-door canvassing, digital advertisements, phone calls and texts. Much of the effort will focus on Philadelphia suburbs to rope more women into voting in the upcoming election. Polling shows that suburban citizens have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood.
Wolf will be facing off against the pro-life Republican Scott Wagner.
“It’s no surprise that Tom Wolf is setting records for donations taken from special interests,” said Andrew Romeo, spokesman for Wagner. “He is bought and paid for by those filling up his campaign coffers.”
“He also appointed several people from the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to his administration, including his chief of staff,” reports LifeNews.
Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told a Pennsylvania group in 2015 that Wolf was the “first governor in the history of this country who is also a former Planned Parenthood escort.”