In what is described as the biggest campaign ad buy in its
history, Planned Parenthood -- the federally funded
abortion-provider -- is spending a good deal of money to promote
President Obama's re-election bid.
A major portion of Planned Parenthood's miltimillion-dollar
budget comes from the federal government. The nation's
abortion-provider is spending several million dollars for
television commercials in two swing states -- Ohio and Virginia.
The ad focuses on Mitt Romney's support for de-funding of Planned
Parenthood and overturning Roe v. Wade.
Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America shares her disdain
for how tax dollars may possibly be being used in the ad
"I think it's important to
remember that taxpayer subsidies make up about half of the Planned
Parenthood budget," she tells OneNewsNow. "That's a lot of money
... and when I see them spending $3.2 million for advertising in
Ohio and Virginia, I think [to myself] Some of that's my
money -- and I don't like it one little bit."
Crouse explains the importance of the targeted states.
"Obama took Virginia in 2008 -- and the focus was on northern
Virginia which is a very affluent area," she notes. "It's made up
of unionized government workers. They are people who are
predominantly registered Democrat, predominantly very, very leftist
-- so to take northern Virginia again is very important."
In addition, no Republican has won the White House without
winning Ohio's electoral votes.
Some political action committees affiliated with pro-life
organizations also support candidates with advertising dollars, but
those groups receive no government subsidies. They have to raise
the money from the private sector.