Planned Parenthood drops $1 million on more anti-Cuccinelli war-on-women ads in Virginia

posted at 1:21 pm on October 2, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

We all know how much the Left simply abhors well-monied outside groups throwing gobs of cash at hotly contested races in general, but their own well-monied outside groups — like, say, Planned Parenthood — are obviously exempt from their otherwise highly righteous scruples.

Planned Parenthood has been lending quite the hand to Terry McAuliffe with his entirely unoriginal and trumped-up war-on-women meme-ing in the Virginia gubernatorial, with such outreach efforts as mailers most helpfully designating Ken Cuccinelli as “extremely dangerous for women,” and with one month to go until election day, Planned Parenthood is stepping up their game with a big television and ad buy. Via WaPo:

Planned Parenthood Votes has spent more than $1 million on television and radio ads that will soon air in the Norfolk and Richmond areas, telling women that they should not trust Ken Cuccinelli II, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor.

Planned Parenthood’s various political advocacy groups have been heavily involved in the Virginia race for more than eight months, pushing a campaign dubbed “Keep Ken Out” and endorsing the Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe. Women’s issues, especially those related to abortion, have dominated campaign commercials and debates.

Planned Parenthood Votes plans to release its television ad on Wednesday. It will hit airwaves in the Richmond and Norfolk areas later this week. The ad warns voters about Cuccinelli’s stances or actions that the group considers dangerous to women’s health, including limiting access to birth control, opposing emergency contraception and banning abortions.

 

Which fits in well with the predominant theme of an ad McAuliffe’s camp released this week as well:

These ads are getting this “interfering with access to birth control” claim from a bill Cuccinelli co-sponsored back in his days in the state senate that would have bestowed full personhood on unborn babies from the moment of fertilization — the main point there being establishing legal recourse for parents in the event that an unborn child is killed through negligence or the criminal act of a third party (and if you think this doesn’t happen, you need to think again). Politifact Virginia rated this type of claim about Cuccinelli “half true” in August because, as critics like McAuliffe posit, the tabled bill (which made no references to birth control) could potentially have paved the way for legal challenges to certain forms of contraception — never mind that nobody was or is talking about banning birth control pills, and Cuccinelli certainly isn’t making plans to do so as governor.

It’s yet another attempt to direct everyone’s attention away from Cuccinelli’s actual agenda concerning the much more pressing issues of Virginia’s economy, employment, energy, education, and etcetera, and Cuccinelli just released an ad countering McAuliffe’s claims with a Democratic and female member of Richmond’s school board who supports his K-12 education plan. Via WaPo:

Unfortunately, McAuliffe’s dire and dramatic “extremist” ads still seem to be working — he has quite the gender gap going in his favor.


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dbilly76 on October 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I think its time to air aborted 7 month old clump of cells. Its time to get dirty with these SOB’s

watertown on October 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Is this our money they are using..?

d1carter on October 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

dbilly76 on October 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Tammy Baldwin Here in WI is playing the same victim card… its funny because the Republican Ron Johnson’s offices for the most part are open … granted very limited staff but they are open.

IM A LIBERAL WAAA WAAAAA poor me WAAA WAAA.

Stinkin babies they are.

Guys I am getting too upset lately.

watertown on October 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

What Virginia wants, Virginia gets. If they choose to elect a douchebag like Terry Mac then they get to live with his Californiazation of their state; good luck.

Bishop on October 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

warns voters about Cuccinelli’s stances or actions that the group considers dangerous to women’s health

I consider Planned Parenthood dangerous to women’s health.

Chris of Rights on October 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Sucks to be a Democrat piece of garbage, never being proud to just stand up, and tell the world what you’re FOR.

I share no common experience with these people, anymore. None whatsoever.

MNHawk on October 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Is this our money they are using..?

d1carter on October 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Some of it, yes. They have a vested financial interest in the election, so it’s no surprise to me.

Ward Cleaver on October 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

$9.00.
You have to scrape up $9.00.

RovesChins on October 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Unfortunately, McAuliffe’s dire and dramatic “extremist” ads still seem to be working — he has quite the gender gap going in his favor.

Precisely why the Cuccinelli camp should strike back and point out that McAuliffe’s agenda would give way to a thousand more Gosnells. They should flat-out call him out as a baby butcher in their commercials.

Stoic Patriot on October 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I consider Planned Parenthood dangerous to women’s health.

Chris of Rights on October 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Just listen to a birth control ad, and all the side effects rattled off; and also the BC litigation ads on late night TV, placed by personal injury law firms – plus, young women dying from BC-related blood clots isn’t that uncommon.

Ward Cleaver on October 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I grieve for my gender. Are women, as a collective, really this stupid and easily manipulated? Grrr… th.

Fallon on October 2, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Our tax dollars at work. It should be a no-brainer to stop funding Planned Parenthood, NPR, and PBS. Our useless elected officials still haven’t figured it out that the old ACORN is still getting money to help propagate voter fraud.

iamsaved on October 2, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Planned Parenthood…

…Satan’s Angels to the black and minority community.

In the book that helped define the movement The Pivot of Civilization, Sanger writes:

[Charity] encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant (pg 116,117, emphasis added).

In 1921 Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL) as the action arm of her Eugenics philosophy. In 1942, at the height of the Nazi holocaust (Malthusian Eugenics applied) ABCL changed its name. Today it is known by the more benign Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The new name changed little of the underlying philosophy.

[Because of birth control], child slavery, prostitution, feeble mindedness, physical deterioration, hunger, oppression and war will disappear from the earth. There will come a Plato who will be understood, a Socrates who will drink no hemlock, and a Jesus who will not die upon the cross. These and the race that is to be in America await upon a motherhood that is to be sacred because it is free.

Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race.

How about some commercials showing a field of little graves as far as the eye can see……and the voice a little child that says “Terry McAuliffe wants to support killing more of my friends. Please stop him and his evil plans.”

PappyD61 on October 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM

This is a real shame, McAuliffe will be a disaster for the state.

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Is this our money they are using..?

d1carter on October 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

You had better believe it. Planned Parenthood receives a large share of its operating budget from the federal government.

bw222 on October 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Unfortunately, Virginia is voting with her lady parts instead of her lady smarts. (h/t MM)

Where did all these impoverished, slutty, entitled, idiotic women come from? (It’s okay. I’m a woman. I can say this.)

Fallon on October 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

These ads prove just how contemptuous the left is toward woman. They assume all woman are so shallow that all they have to do is waive free birth control in their face to get their attention.

Prove them wrong VA woman. Don’t let the left makes fools of you. You’re smarter than this.

jawkneemusic on October 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Where did all these impoverished, slutty, entitled, idiotic women come from? (It’s okay. I’m a woman. I can say this.)

Fallon on October 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Maryland. And after they are done with VA, NC is next.

nobar on October 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

The reaction of the womyn of Virginia shows that there was more wrong with the 19th Amendment than just the Volstead Act.

However, Cuccinelli is doing nothing to counter these ads. He should be comparing McCauliffe to Rod Blagojevich and tying him to Kermit Gosnell. I thought McCauliffe likes common sense regulations. If saves one woman’s life.

jerryofva on October 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Fallon on October 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

LOLZ!

OmahaConservative on October 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

And Cucc and the Republicans plan on countering this with….

….let me guess, thinking the Voters will see thru this???

Yeah, that ALWAYS works.

ToddPA on October 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

This seems like it would run afoul of some law regarding the use of taxpayer money for lobbying, or campaign finance. Can Congress or the Executive branch really allocate money for lobbying individual politicians during an election? This sounds incredibly illegal.

dominigan on October 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Socon idiocy sinks another winnable election. Big surprise.

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Is this our money they are using..?
d1carter on October 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Of course. Money is fungible.

And “Komen for the Cure” gives money to PP as well. This is why (I explained to a friend who is running) that I was instead making a donation to a local kids with cancer camp in her name instead of to Komen.

marybel on October 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I think its time to air aborted 7 month old clump of cells. Its time to get dirty with these SOB’s

watertown on October 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yeah, pretty much.

These people are classless, lying, evil excrement, and must not only be beaten politically, but destroyed politically, economically, etc. They must not be allowed to win any longer.

Midas on October 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

You have a little Ghoul Alarm that goes off anytime anyone brings up abortion, don’t you?

A special corner of hell awaits you, champ. Have fun.

Midas on October 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Women’s issues, especially those related to abortion, have dominated campaign commercials and debates.

I just love the phrase “women’s issues,” like it’s only women who are affected. Hey, anyone ever heard of a FATHER? Or, even moreso, let’s start calling them “babies’ issues” since, y’know, they’re the ones being brutally murdered for the convenience of the women…

Shump on October 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Planned Parenthood leading the way on the war-on-preborn-women.

INC on October 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Virginia Democrats have played the abortion card in every gubernatorial election since at least 1989. It seemed to have worked in 1989 when Doug Wilder came from behind to win, so they are going to keep going back to it. Republicans do not do themselves any favors when they pick canddiates who are especially vulnerable to this attack, as Cuccinelli is.

It’s arguable that the entire “GOP War on Women” campaign in 2012 began with the stupid ultrasound bill in Virginia. This legislation was never necessary, won’t stop any abortions, and was championed by a bunch of men. It tarred the Virginia GOP for the next decade as anti-woman.

rockmom on October 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

You have a little Ghoul Alarm that goes off anytime anyone brings up abortion, don’t you?

A special corner of hell awaits you, champ. Have fun.

Midas on October 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Great, as long as it keeps me away from self-righteous bible thumpers like you, I’m happy.

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Way to go, 19th Amendment.

Lanceman on October 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Armin:

You must not be a Virginian because Cuccinelli is not campaignig on social issues. He hasn’t brought it up once. I think that since he is stuck with it he should tie McCauliffe and the Democrats to Kermit Gosnell.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have more respect for Gosnell than I do for more polished abortionists. He didn’t try to polish the apple. He was proud to be a baby killer and women killer. There is a reason why abortionists are considered the trash of the medical profession. They tend to be a collection of sociopaths

jerryofva on October 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Socon idiocy sinks another winnable election. Big surprise.

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

You have no credibility on this issue. You have said yourself that your sister is directly compensated from the abortion industry. Makes your azz a little bias, no?

melle1228 on October 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Politifact Virginia rated this type of claim about Cuccinelli “half true” in August because, as critics like McAuliffe posit, the tabled bill (which made no references to birth control) could potentially have paved the way for legal challenges to certain forms of contraception — never mind that nobody was or is talking about banning birth control pills, and Cuccinelli certainly isn’t making plans to do so as governor.

That’s not quite true. If you believe in moral personhood from the point of conception and since both the pill and the IUD may cause the death of such “persons”, then you logically have to conclude that they should be banned. And people do do that on pro-life websites.

Overall, Cuccinelli is the only Republican candidate that I am glad is losing. Maybe after Cuccinelli, Akin, Mourdock, Christine O’Donnell, and Sharron Angle, the GOP could get a clue about social issue extremism.

thuja on October 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

That’s not quite true. If you believe in moral personhood from the point of conception and since both the pill and the IUD may cause the death of such “persons”, then you logically have to conclude that they should be banned. And people do do that on pro-life websites.

Overall, Cuccinelli is the only Republican candidate that I am glad is losing. Maybe after Cuccinelli, Akin, Mourdock, Christine O’Donnell, and Sharron Angle, the GOP could get a clue about social issue extremism.

thuja on October 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Please cite examples of ANY Cuccinelli inspired laws that are socially extremist. And no myths please…

melle1228 on October 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Seriously? Women in VA vote for government officials based on this? Whatever happened to independent, self reliant women who can think beyond the tricks played on them?

Is this what we burned our bras for??? LOL.

NJ Red on October 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

It’s the same campaign, every race…paint the Republican as a woman-hating puppy kicker. Rinse, repeat. Why are taxpayers funding Baby Murder, Inc, again, when they can drop millions on political ads?

changer1701 on October 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Seriously? Women in VA vote for government officials based on this? Whatever happened to independent, self reliant women who can think beyond the tricks played on them?

Is this what we burned our bras for??? LOL.

NJ Red on October 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Yep, because womyn have become nothing but hysterical tools to the Demo party. Oh my God the repub wants to ban your tampons, birth control etc.

melle1228 on October 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Great, as long as it keeps me away from self-righteous bible thumpers like you, I’m happy.

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Don’t worry, princess – you and the bible thumpers will not be anywhere near each other.

Midas on October 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Great, as long as it keeps me away from self-righteous bible thumpers like you, I’m happy.

Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

So then you’re saying that only christians think that murder is wrong? Because the vast, VAST majority of time that a pro-lifer is asked why abortion is wrong, they say that it is murder (and not because “God said so”).

DethMetalCookieMonst on October 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I consider Planned Parenthood dangerous to women’s health.

Chris of Rights on October 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Just listen to a birth control ad, and all the side effects rattled off; and also the BC litigation ads on late night TV, placed by personal injury law firms – plus, young women dying from BC-related blood clots isn’t that uncommon.

Ward Cleaver on October 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

If this were any other pharmaceutical product, everyone would be up in arms. The zeal to have contraception trumps women’s health.

bmmg39 on October 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Great, as long as it keeps me away from self-righteous bible thumpers like you, I’m happy.

You will be given exactly what you want and deserve.

Murphy9 on October 2, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Socon idiocy sinks another winnable election. Big surprise.
Armin Tamzarian on October 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Shut up Obama voter.

jawkneemusic on October 2, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Please cite examples of ANY Cuccinelli inspired laws that are socially extremist. And no myths please…

melle1228 on October 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I did the research and Cuccinelli is saying more reasonable things that I had thought. I thought he was another Akin. Oh well. I hope he wins.

thuja on October 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM

At least fetuses will be going where they’re actually wanted in Virginia, right?

The Nerve on October 2, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Is planned parenthood non-profit? Can they show us the separation of funds for these ad buys and what they get from the government?
I’d like to know.

bflat879 on October 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM

WAIT – we give them taxpayer dollars and they spend it to promote Demorat candidates?
How can that happen?

maryo on October 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I did the research and Cuccinelli is saying more reasonable things that I had thought. I thought he was another Akin. Oh well. I hope he wins.

thuja on October 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM

And that is why I like you. :)

melle1228 on October 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM

We all know how much the Left simply abhors well-monied outside groups throwing gobs of cash at hotly contested races in general, but their own well-monied outside groups — like, say, Planned Parenthood — are obviously exempt from their otherwise highly righteous scruples.

Is Planned Parenthood really an outside group? A national one for sure, but since they have offices and clinics in VA, it’s clear they have a vested interest in the election. Whether or not them dropping money is legal is another question, but I suspect they have some type of system where they can use donated money for this, and taxpayer money for operations and what not.

a bill Cuccinelli co-sponsored back in his days in the state senate that would have bestowed full personhood on unborn babies from the moment of fertilization — the main point there being establishing legal recourse for parents in the event that an unborn child is killed through negligence or the criminal act of a third party

That would absolutely be one of the points behind a personhood bill, but to deny that the ultimate motive behind those bills is to stop abortion is being intellectually dishonest. Even the people who create, support and advocate for those bills claim it’s to stop abortion.

TDSE on October 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM

We need to get funding stopped to these murderers. Baby killing is big business for the democrat party.

crosshugger on October 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM

As usual, out tax money hard at work supporting d-cRAT socialist extremists and trashing everybody else.

TeaPartyNation on October 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

CUE: Single Violin playing “Hearts and Flowers

MEZZO SOPRANO FEMALE VOICE: Planned Parenthood claims they needed to close three clinics in Texas due to the passage of a bill regulating their abortion clinics to match the standards of an ambulatory surgical center. Planned Parenthood just spent a million dollars buying ads for Terry McAuliffe

CUE: SCRATCHED RECORD

MSFV: …what? Guess that’s where the money went.

Sekhmet on October 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM

The fanatical left had it right with their Julia ads. They seem to know the way to lots of women’s hearts.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Thuja and Armin should hook up and then they can have a bunch of abortions…that would make these two cretins happy as hell.

F cuk you both .

CW on October 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM

If it isn’t illegal to take money from the government and then participate in campaigns to influence the policy on which that money depends, it sure ought to be. But, then, we already knew Washington was full of corruption.

flataffect on October 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Politifact Virginia rated this type of claim about Cuccinelli “half true” in August because, as critics like McAuliffe posit, the tabled bill (which made no references to birth control) could potentially have paved the way for legal challenges to certain forms of contraception — never mind that nobody was or is talking about banning birth control pills, and Cuccinelli certainly isn’t making plans to do so as governor. Politifact is more partisan than factual, and should really be named Politipartisan

There Goes the Neighborhood on October 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Planned Parenthood has been lending quite the hand to Terry McAuliffe with his entirely unoriginal and trumped-up war-on-women meme-ing in the Virginia gubernatorial, with such outreach efforts as mailers most helpfully designating Ken Cuccinelli as “extremely dangerous for women,” and with one month to go until election day, Planned Parenthood is stepping up their game with a big television and ad buy.

You are the worst writer in the history of the world.

righty45 on October 3, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Too many Virginian women are stupid.

njrob on October 3, 2013 at 2:27 AM