Planned Parenthood’s payback to Tony Evers

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has generously given taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood over the course of the pandemic. Now Planned Parenthood is paying the Democrat back.

According to campaign finance records, Planned Parenthood PAC has contributed at least $80,000 to the Evers campaign since the beginning of 2022. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund has been extremely active, particularly of late, in running ads for their man.

Evers, of course, is the abortion industry’s blissful warrior. He has made his re-election campaign against conservative businessman Tim Michels all about abortion — abortion on demand. Evers has positioned himself as the left’s check against the Republican-led Legislature and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling giving back to states the right to decide abortion law. That includes the kind of restrictions on late-term abortions Evers’ radical patrons demand.

Evers has definitely done Planned Parenthood’s bidding in the past four years. He’s vetoed several bills limiting abortion, including a bill that would provide for stiff penalties for abortionists who do nothing to save the life of a baby who survives an abortion. The governor also vetoed bills that would prohibit abortions based on the sex of the child, and a bill that would cut government funding for organizations that provide abortion services.

In fact, Evers doled out at least $2.4 million in federal, taxpayer-funded COVID relief to his pals at Planned Parenthood. Of those grant funds, $1.4 million was split between Planned Parenthood clinics around the state and $1 million was distributed to the statewide organization. Planned Parenthood insists the money didn’t go to pay for abortions, but funding is fungible.

Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood announced it would spend a record $50 million electing pro-abortion candidates in November’s midterm elections. The organization said it would devote much of that spending in battleground states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“Who wins in these midterm elections will determine whether a state has access to abortion and potentially determine whether we will face a national abortion ban,” Jenny Lawson, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told the Associated Press. “We will be clear about who is on which side.”

Planned Parenthood is on the side of radical liberals like Tony Evers, a political tool of the abortion-on-demand industry.

Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 3, 2022

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