Planned Parenthood loses amendment fights in Alabama and West Virginia
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2018-11-07

In addition to the numerous candidates for Congress and other offices, there were two amendments that Planned Parenthood actively fought against in this week’s election; they lost both fights.

The first was in Alabama, where Amendment 2 would establish a pro-life policy in the state constitution. Amendment 2 would add a new amendment to the Alabama constitution; the following text would be added:

(a) This state acknowledges, declares, and affirms that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.

(b) This state further acknowledges, declares, and affirms that it is the public policy of this state to ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate.

(c) Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.

Although the amendment would not allow Alabama to outlaw abortion until the US Supreme Court makes changes in its Roe and other decisions, it will immediately stop any judge from ordering the state to fund abortion. It will also put the state in a position to enact truly pro-life laws once SCOTUS recognizes the humanity of the preborn child.

WKRG News reported this week that “Planned Parenthood has put as much as $800,000 into the state working against passage of the amendment through the PAC Alabama for Healthy Families.” Other sources have said PP spent over $1.3 million.

Amendment 2 won with a 59 percent approval

In West Virginia, the ballot contained Amendment 1 that would add Section 57 to Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution to say: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."

Planned Parenthood was, of course, also opposed to this amendment.

Amendment 1 won with a 51.7 percent approval.

Sorry, Planned Parenthood, you are simply wrong in wanting to kill preborn children.