Planned Parenthood will reportedly spend $45 million on upcoming elections.
According to CBS News, the money will be used to “fund large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, and radio and mail programs." The organization is calling the campaign “We Decide 2020.”
Jenny Lawson, the Planned Parenthood Votes executive director, told CBS News that the organization wants to support more rights for women.
"[The Trump Administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years," she said. "The fact that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade is an indicator of their intention and they've never been so bold."
This summer the Supreme Court is set to consider a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Abortion supporters, however, say the law would limit access to providers who perform abortions. Supports of the law say the rule would protect the health and safety of women.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research group, state lawmakers proposed some 300 measures last year that restrict abortion.
“We Decide 2020” will target the states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The group says some five million voters could be reached.
Lawson said, for now, Planned Parenthood supports any of the Democratic candidates for president.
"The Democratic candidates collectively have the boldest reproductive rights policies we've ever seen," Lawson said. "Every major candidate in the 2020 elections, except for Donald Trump, has spoken out against dangerous abortion bans and many of them have actually introduced real plans to protect the reproductive rights in this country."
In response, the pro-life group, Susan B. Anthony List, is also planning to make a push in battleground states for candidates and laws that are pro-life.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the group, said they will spend more than $40 million in the 2020 elections.
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