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Planned Parenthood makes huge media buy to support Clinton in final days before Iowa caucuses

by | Feb 1, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards introduces Hillary Clinton credit: Evan Vucci/AP

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards introduces Hillary Clinton
credit: Evan Vucci/AP

It’s a measure both of the joined-at-the-hip relationship Planned Parenthood has with Hillary Clinton and their deep pockets that over the weekend their lobbying arm (Planned Parenthood Action Fund) went up with a six-figure buy in Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

“The campaign includes two 30-second television ads and homepage takeovers for two Iowa newspaper websites, the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Des Moines Register,” reported the Washington Post’s Abby Phillip. “Both ads tout the organization’s endorsement of Clinton — the first time ever that it has endorsed a candidate in an open primary.”

Clinton’s opponent–Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders–is running neck-and-neck with the former Secretary of State, senator from New York, and First Lady.

Philip explained that PP Action Fund “has already been engaging its members and other Democratic voters on the ground in Iowa with phone banks and mailers.”

Deirdre Schifeling, the executive director of PP Action Fund, said in a statement, “There’s too much at stake for us to take a back seat in this election,” adding, “Hillary Clinton is someone who won’t back down from this fight — she’s made it clear that fighting for women’s health and reproductive rights is a top priority.”

According to Philip

One of the two ads boosting Clinton focuses heavily on the potential threat that Republicans pose to abortion access.

“Our country is at a crisis point for women,” the ad says. “If the top Republican candidates get their way … access to safe and legal abortion? Gone.”

A second ad, which began airing in Iowa earlier this week, begins with Clinton, who the narrator said “has the strongest record on women’s health of anyone, ever,” in her [Clinton’s] own words.

Of course, PP Action Fund is only one of the deep-pocketed pro-abortion organizations–such as EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC–who are or will pump money into the campaign. As NRL News Today reported previously, PP Action Fund has pledged to spend $20 million in this election cycle.

Tip of the hat to Life News.

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