by Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
Supporting Planned Parenthood isn't just the wrong decision -- it could be politically costly! Some Senate Democrats are about to learn that lesson the hard way, Susan B. Anthony List warns in a new report about voters' feelings on the abortion giant. In six states where Senate liberals are on shaky ground in 2018, the news isn't exactly promising for longtime Planned Parenthood allies. "A majority of voters in Florida, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin said they would be less likely to support their senator if he or she voted to fund Planned Parenthood over women's health clinics that do not perform abortions," the survey found.
In five of those six states, most people said they objected to funding Cecile Richards's group -- regardless of where the funds were diverted. "Voters agree: taxpayer dollars would be better spent on community and rural health centers that provide comprehensive, whole-woman care, not abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood," said SBA President Majority Dannenfelser. "Pro-life voters were key to victory on election night are eager to see a pro-life White House and Congress address the injustice of taxpayer funding for the abortion industry." Interestingly enough, Donald Trump won all of those six states in the general election. From here, it's up to Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Jon Tester (R-Mo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to decide whether they're willing to gamble their seats by towing the party line.
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