Planned Parenthood was out in full force at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. In their typical tactless fashion, the abortion activists were busy distributing “protect yourself from Trump” condoms to passers-by. The message: Donald Trump wants to “take away your rights.”
That message was echoed by Planned Parenthood’s vice president, Dawn Laguens, when she told liberal media pundit Tammy Haddad that Trump was no friend of the “reproductive rights” crowd.
Per the abortion group’s typical name-calling, Laguens referred to Pro-Life politicians Marco Rubio, Mike Pence, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker as the “4 horsemen of the anti-abortion apocalypse.” She also called the group the “anti-abortion squad.”
Laguens is afraid that as president, Trump will nominate Pro-Life justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, which would be a boon to Pro-Life legislation. On the other hand, if Planned Parenthood’s heavily-funded candidate (Clinton) is elected, abortion zealots are virtually guaranteed to own the Supreme Court for the foreseeable future.
Planned Parenthood is also feeling threatened this week by new language in the Republican Platform calling out the abortion behemoth by name. The pertinent section reads:
We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare.
Planned Parenthood wants to be viewed as a legitimate healthcare provider, but Republicans are not buying the trope. Laguens said that Planned Parenthood plans to galvanize five million female voters for Clinton in battleground states over the next few months.
If swing state voters are anything like Texas women during Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign, however, Planned Parenthood may have difficulty convincing women they know what’s best for them.