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Planned Parenthood Plans to Spend Millions to Influence North Carolina Elections


Photo credit: ALL Life Defender via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Photo credit: ALL Life Defender via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Amidst the anticipation of last night’s presidential debate, USA Today reported yesterday afternoon that Planned Parenthood has announced it intends to spend “seven figures” in North Carolina to push its pro-abortion agenda in an attempt to shift close state races toward the Democrats:

Planned Parenthood Action PAC North Carolina, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes revealed Monday that they now consider North Carolina a “federal priority state” and will be spending big in hopes of electing Democrats up and down ballot.

“We’re hearing from voters every day who reject the divisive politics and policies of Donald Trump, Richard Burr and Pat McCrory — policies that jeopardize the health and well-being of families,” Deirdre Schifeling, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told USA TODAY in an email. “Women and families must have the freedom to access the health care services they need. Any politician who stands in the way instead of standing with women and families is going to be sent packing in November.”

The investment will fund canvassing, phone banking, grassroots organizing, mail and digital ads through election day. A series of videos that target Republican Gov. Pat McCrory specifically are also being released.

We have written a number of times here at The Pulse 2016 about the importance of North Carolina and Gov. McCrory’s race in particular to the conservative movement. With Big Business, the NBA, the NCAA, and the Obama administration already attempting to punish the state for its strong stand on the transgender bathroom issue, it was probably only a matter of time before Planned Parenthood became involved as well.

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Progressives are clearly doing everything they can to make an example of North Carolina. How will conservatives respond?

Paul Dupont is the managing editor for

Paul Dupont

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