The Planned Parenthood Action Fund and other associated left-wing groups are using financial muscle in their staunch opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The “women’s health provider,” as Planned Parenthood likes to be known, is afraid Kavanaugh will be the SCOTUS vote that jettisons the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision — which legalized abortion nationwide.
Planned Parenthood, on its dedicated website #DearSenators, explains why it is pushing a six-figure ad campaign against Kavanaugh’s bid for a spot on the nation’s high court.
“Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is unfit to serve a lifetime on our highest court,” the nation’s largest abortion provider said. “His record says it all: If given the chance, he’d gut Roe v. Wade. He would take away our access to abortion, birth control, and health care, and he’d threaten our ability to live free of discrimination.”
“Our senators shouldn’t vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation without hearing from us first,” the group added.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is part of a left-wing conglomerate that’s pushing the ad campaign in several states to obstruct the potential Supreme Court justice, The Hill reported this past Wednesday.
Although the ads will target pro-choice GOP swing voters in the Senate such as Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, Planned Parenthood Action Fund Managing Director Carmen Berkley told The Hill the effort is much more ambitious than that.
? #DearSenators, we care about #RoevWade. Now is the time to make sure they know that for their constituents, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh is personal. Share your own message to #StopKavanaugh: https://t.co/K1KcTwZI0Q pic.twitter.com/Z3pv5ltKzD
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) August 8, 2018
“We cannot take any state for granted and we’re not going to, so we will be running those ads all across the country,” Berkley said.
Abortion activists rallied in Portland, Maine, this past Saturday against the Kavanaugh nomination.
The New York Times noted that the anti-Kavanaugh movement is experiencing some “struggles for liftoff.”
“It’s kind of like, how do we go on? It’s so hard,” a liberal activist from Iowa told The Times of continuing to push to block Kavanaugh. “My only hope is that if you just keep saying it often enough, maybe they’ll start believing it.”
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Democrats cannot filibuster to prevent Kavanaugh from becoming a Supreme Court justice. The Republicans need a simple majority of votes, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took up the practice of former Democratic majority leader Harry Reid in using the so-called nuclear option to pass Obama’s judicial nominees by a simple majority.