Since 2017, Planned Parenthood has contributed nearly $2.5 million to Democratic campaigns, and $0 to Republicans, according to VPAP, making it one of the Democrats’ largest sources of campaign financing.
Delegate Kathy Tran’s (D-Springfield) failed
But the devotion of these Virginia and New York lawmakers seems to actually be directed toward a very large donor to their campaigns — one which stands to gain a large windfall from the removal of restrictions on abortion and which has been working to expand abortion across the nation: Planned Parenthood.
The fetal tissue market is a major driver.
In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress recorded Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, admitting that her organization wanted to become more heavily involved in offering late-term abortions. And it is Planned Parenthood dollars that support politicians like Northam and Tran.
According to CNS News, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, the abortion giant’s state advocacy arm, vowed to provide $3 million to the pro-abortion Governor in 2017. Voter contribution reports gathered by two organizations reveal that Planned Parenthood gave Gov. Ralph Northam closer to $2 million in 2017. VoteSmart.org indicates that Northam’s campaign received $1,976,881.07 from Planned Parenthood Virginia and $115,453.86 from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Virginia Public Access Project shows nearly $150,000 was given to Northam by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Governor Northam was wined and dined as a guest at Planned Parenthood events, including the organization’s “Pink Ball.” In a video published by the abortion corporation’s DC affiliate, you can see the Governor posing at the event.
According to VoteSmart.org, Planned Parenthood of Virginia also gave $2,792.62 to the political campaign of Virginia State Rep. Kathy Tran, the sponsor of the late-term abortion proposal that would allow abortions up to 40 weeks, for any reason. Additional candidates were also funded, according to VPAP.
Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring, along with more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers, announced their intention to campaign on the failed abortion bill in the fall, pledging that it would become law next year.
Planned Parenthood contributed $1.996 million to Northam’s campaign over a five-year span, Big League Politics reports. This “may suggest why [Northam] gleefully endorsed the Virginia bill that would have made it legal for untrained individuals to perform abortions, and would have legalized the murder of children after their birth.
Senators currently sponsoring either version include the Shore’s Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac).