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Abortion Facilities Continue To Fund ‘Vote No’ Campaign

by | Oct 14, 2014


90% of Reported Campaign Funds Supplied by Abortion Clinics

Editor’s note. The following comes from “Yes on 1,” a reference to an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution which would nullify a 2000 decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court which wrongly claimed a “fundamental right to abortion” in the state Constitution. It is on the battle next month.

yeson1Nashville —As expected, pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 1 continue to draw nearly all their support and funding from the abortion industry itself.

“An industry that refuses to police itself is pouring millions into deceptive television ads in order to confuse voters and continue operating without common-sense safeguards,” said Lorene Steffes, spokeswoman for YES on 1. “The disclosures make clear that those who care most about defeating Amendment 1 are those who profit from performing abortions.”

Release of the most recent ‘Vote No’ campaign disclosure shows just 100 individual donors statewide contributing more than $100 each. In contrast, 8 abortion facilities in Tennessee and across the country contributed a total $1.4 million dollars of $1.5 million reported raised this quarter. Individuals contributed less than $150,000 to the Vote No campaign.

From the report:

Planned Parenthood of Memphis

Planned Parenthood of Middle & East TN

Planned Parenthood of Chicago

Memphis Center for Reproductive Health


Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood California

Planned Parenthood of North Carolina

Planned Parenthood, New York

90% of contributions

The Yes on 1 campaign reported 600 Tennessee donors contributed $455,968 in itemized contributions.

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