Planned Parenthood’s super PAC on Wednesday announced a $45 million political campaign — the goal of which will be to defeat President Donald Trump and other Republicans in their 2020 election races.
In other words — the so-called women’s “health organization” has gone full-out political (as if it weren’t already in so many other ways).
The money raised by the biggest provider of abortions in this country will fund a “large-scale” grassroots organization as well as canvas, digital, television, radio and mail programs.
“The stakes are higher than ever, and we’re coming out more powerfully than ever with the largest investment we’ve ever made,” Kelley Robinson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told The Hill in an interview, as the outlet noted on Wednesday.
Robinson later added in a press release obtained by Fox News that “next November, our very rights and freedoms will be on the ballot. Already, we’ve seen Trump and his buddies in Congress and state legislatures do everything they can to strip us of our rights and access to health care.”
“Who we elect,” she added, “will determine our access to birth control, cancer screenings, sex education, abortion access and more.”
Planned Parenthood’s campaign is set to focus on nine states that are considered must-wins for Trump: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In three of these states — Alabama, Colorado, and North Carolina — Republican senators are gearing up for tough races as they work to retain their Senate seats.
Republicans — if they lose these three states — could lose control of the Senate in 2020.
BREAKING NEWS: Today, Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are launching their largest-ever electoral effort for the 2020 cycle. We’ll fight for our rights and freedoms down the ballot in 2020. #WeDecide2020 https://t.co/XF9QH2lfOD
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) October 9, 2019
Robinson defended the multi-million dollar investment.
She maintained that Planned Parenthood’s goal is to mobilize women and people of color to vote in 2020.
“We know we’re going to have a critical role mobilizing those folks to win back the Senate and expand the path to 270 to win back the presidency,” Robinson said.
Others, however, are far from happy that Planned Parenthood has announced such a political drive.
Abby Johnson — a former Planned Parenthood …