Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50 Million on 2022 Midterm Elections

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for | Published: Aug 18, 2022
Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50 Million on 2022 Midterm Elections

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50 Million on 2022 Midterm Elections

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, plans to donate $50 million towards the 2022 midterm elections in an effort to elect pro-choice candidates this November.

The abortion giant first announced its massive spending plan and the launch of its new electoral spending program, "Take Control," in a press release on Wednesday.

The group explained that the funds "will be strategically used to elect abortion rights champions across the country who are critical to protecting abortion access in a post-Roe world." According to Fox News, Planned Parenthood's initiative will first focus on buying ad space in Georgia, Nevada, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The organization hopes to contact roughly 6 million people through various means, including digital advertising, television ads, phone banking, and more, in designated pro-life states.

"This is an election about power and control," Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, wrote in the press release.

"The Supreme Court and anti-abortion rights politicians have stripped people of their constitutional right to abortion and the ability to make personal health care decisions. Should these out-of-touch politicians gain or stay in power, they will continue doing everything they can to ban all abortion, throw health care providers and pregnant people in jail, and endanger the health and lives of pregnant people across the country. This is not what the American people want," Lawson said.

"This November, voters are going to take control by electing reproductive health care champions, up and down the ballot, who trust us to make our own decisions about our bodies, our lives, and our futures."

Planned Parenthood's campaign follows the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, which sent the abortion issue back to the states.

The pro-life advocacy organization, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said that Planned Parenthood's campaign reveals their desperation to preserve abortion access across the country.

"The abortion lobby's plan to spend millions to elect Democrats who back abortion on demand until birth shows just how desperate they are to preserve their lucrative business of killing unborn children and exploiting their mothers," an SBA spokesperson told Fox News Digital.

"Time and again, polls and elections have showed the American people reject this radical agenda, preferring instead common ground protections for babies and moms — including limits on abortion when babies can feel pain and when their heartbeats can be detected," the spokesperson added, citing polling indicating that 72 percent of voters do not back abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The pro-life group also shared its own efforts to assist pro-life Republicans ahead of November's midterm elections.

"This onslaught of spending underscores the importance of pro-life candidates going on offense to expose their opponents' abortion extremism. Pro-life Republican candidates must be prepared to explain what they stand for and define their opponents' position. The SBA ground team will be backing pro-life candidates up in battleground states where we have already visited more than 2.5 million homes to reach voters ahead of election day."

In a primary election earlier this month, Kansas became the first state to feature abortion on the ballot, with voters rejecting the state's ability to impose further abortion restrictions.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50 Million on 2022 Midterm Elections