This subverts the legitimacy of government:Abortion isn't my issue. I care much how many babies Planned Parenthood aborts. It's probably for the best since their mostly liberal moms, and who knows, there just may be a genetic component to liberalism. However, I do care about small government, and electoral fairness. If they can raise $20 million without federal assistance, they can give to whoever they damn want for whatever use they wish although I would think a better function for it would the mammograms they continually claim to support, but do not provide.
Planned Parenthood is planning to spend at least $20 million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year as the group punches back against GOP efforts to end its federal funding.
“Extremists made the 2016 election about attacking reproductive rights,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who was grilled extensively on Capitol Hill in September, said in a video announcing the effort Tuesday.
The group is planning to focus on the White House and Senate races in a few key states, including New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The states not only have potentially competitive Senate races, but are also key swing states on the presidential map.
The $20 million will be spent on a mix of volunteer and activist organizing in each state and advertising.
“Enough is enough,” Richards said in the video. “With our supporters, we’re launching ‘I Vote Planned Parenthood Action.’ We’ll organize and mobilize to elect lawmakers who are in our corner.”
Just to be fair, the House and Senate should pass a bill to provide funds to the NRA for $528 million for "firearms education programs" (it's better to know how to shoot straight, and safely) and simultaneously cut the appropriation to Planned Parenthood. I know that Obama would veto it, and I doubt the Congress could override the veto (although, there might be enough Democrat defectors), but it would be fun to hear Obama's rationalization.