Planned Parenthood to Spend $3 Million to Elect Pro-Abort Governor in Virginia
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2017-08-09

The state of Virginia has a unique election process for its governor.

The people of Virginia elect a governor for a six-year term; he cannot then run for reelection. This one-term and out process creates scenarios in which Virginia elections occur many times in off-years. The next election is this year—2017.

Virginia is comprised politically of two very separate areas. The northern part of the state adjacent to Washington, DC is home to many of the progressive individuals who occupied positions in the governments of Clinton and Obama and similar people. It is generally recognized as very liberal. The rest of the state that is south and west of Fredericksburg, with the possible exception of Richmond, is very conservative.

Furthermore, when a person registers to vote in Virginia he does not declare a party affiliation. Although Virginia has strong Democrat and Republican parties, none of the voters is registered in the parties. Thus, when primaries are held, a person may vote in either party’s primary (but not both).

All of this makes for interesting elections—elections which usually provide voters with two major candidates who have clear opposing views on subjects such as the funding of Planned Parenthood. As you would expect, Planned Parenthood is very interested in this current race. An article in Breitbart pointed out this week that Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia “has announced its plans to spend $3 million to back Democrat and current Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the state’s gubernatorial election.” It also noted that Republican candidate Ed Gillespie “supports ending taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

Guess where Planned Parenthood gets $3 million to spend getting politicians elected who will then vote to give more money to Planned Parenthood? From you.