Indiana Planned Parenthood is waging a war against Indiana Congressman Mike Pence for his efforts to remove your tax dollars from the grip of abortion providers - Planned Parenthood being the nation's largest. In fact, they have recently spent $35,000 in advertising against the Congressman in just the Indianapolis media market itself.
The ad campaign targets women with a distortion of what Pence is clearly attempting to do - prevent your hard earned tax dollars from subsidizing the abortion industry. The ads portray Planned Parenthood as the victim of an effort to hurt women and to remove the "good" that it does.
According to the polls, the ads are having some impact. This is interesting because, if you don't muddy the waters with talk of helping the poor and simply ask, "do you want your tax dollars to pay for abortions?" the answer is, and always has been, an overwhelming "no" in all the credible polls.
Some might point out that bank robbers don't rob banks every day. They may coach little league on the side, but that does not make them model citizens. If Planned Parenthood wants to truly do good for women it should get out of the abortion industry. It can then continue to have Title X funds through the granting process and agencies. That amount, by the way, is in the billions over the last three decades.
Next week, I will have a response from Congressman Pence to these ads and the protests that have occurred outside of his district office that I hope to share with you.