The controversial health care providers announced their plan to spend $45 million in the upcoming election to help Democrats take back the Senate and the Oval Office.
The organization hopes to activate its supporters via television, radio, and online ads, as well as targeted mail and canvassing. The campaign will focus on nine swing states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Kelley Robinson, executive director of the organization’s political wing, Planned Parenthood Votes, claimed that 2020 is vital because women’s “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,” Robinson said, adding:
“To all the politicians working to take away our rights and undermine access to health care — you’ve been warned. We have steadily been building our power over the last decade and we are ready to set the table on our terms. We are fired up, we are engaged, and we are going to win.”
To Robinson’s point, Trump and McConnell have threatened the organization’s pro-abortion operations. The Republican duo has pushed through more than 100 conservative judicial nominees, including two Supreme Court Justices.
Additionally, the Trump administration dealt Planned Parenthood a devastating blow after a judge ruled that Title X funding couldn’t be used by organizations that provide abortions, costing the organization $60 million in funding.
Earlier this year, states like Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana all passed some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, requiring the procedure be done before a heartbeat is detected around six weeks post-conception.
The Supreme Court is set to review Louisana’s bill that placed restrictions on abortion doctors in the upcoming judicial session.