Planned Parenthood and the elections
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NOTICE: As a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, by law we are not allowed to encourage you to vote for or against any particular candidate. However, we can report on what Planned Parenthood is doing in the elections and we can encourage you to vote for pro-life candidates.

This week, Planned Parenthood decided to endorse presumed Democratic nominee Joseph Biden in this year’s presidential race. Pittsburgh’s NPR news station’s announcement of this fact included the following:

  • "This is literally a life and death election," Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood, told NPR ahead of the announcement. "We felt like we can't endure another four years of Trump; we have to do everything we can to get him out of office."
    • In a video statement announcing the endorsement, Biden pledges his support for reproductive rights and highlights his work on the Affordable Care Act during his time as President Barack Obama's vice president. The law required participating insurers to cover reproductive health screenings and contraception without a co-pay.
    • "We will protect women's constitutional right to choose, and I am proud to stand with you in this fight," the presumptive Democratic nominee says in the video released Monday by the group's advocacy and political arm, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
    • Planned Parenthood is contrasting Biden's record with that of Trump, who has won praise from abortion rights opponents for appointing conservative judges and for blocking domestic and international organizations that provide abortions from receiving federal funds to cover other reproductive health care such as birth control and sexually transmitted infection screenings.

As we have always done, American Life League and our STOPP International program encourage all of our readers to examine every candidate for each elective position and to vote only for those candidates who support the right to life of every individual—born and preborn.

We are living at a time when the lives of every embryonic human person is in danger. The deaths of millions of preborn humans is a scourge upon our land and it is our obligation, under God, to elect men and women who are dedicated to protecting all of God’s children. At this time, the national elections for the House of Representatives, the US Senate, and the president and vice-president are critical—as are elections for statewide office holders in every state.

Do not sit this one out. Make sure you are registered to vote and encourage your friends and family to register. Evaluate every candidate and vote pro-life.

To check if you are registered, go to CAN I VOTE and check your registration status. If you are not now registered, you can do so on the same page using the “Register to Vote” selection.