Planned Parenthood has long been a player in Boise and Ada County elections. But their role has generally been disguised by moving money through other PACs in order to avoid shooting their own candidates in the foot with a controversial endorsement. After all, it is a tough sell to carry the “stamp of approval” from the largest Abortion Chain in America.
But that time of shadowy deception has passed. Given the fact that Idaho Republicans have largely abandoned Boise, Planned Parenthood and their allies have become emboldened. Democrats obviously feel that they no longer have to worry about appealing to moderate or conservative voters. The fight now is to push Boise politics as far left as possible. And the crown jewel of Leftist politics is defending the “right” to kill your baby under any circumstances – with taxpayer support if necessary.
They have raised over $21,000 to help elect three candidates to office in Boise.
The Abortion Industry is backing Lauren McLean for Mayor. They have donated $1000 to her campaign have spent substantial amounts in independent expenditures to motivate abortion-minded voters to back her bid to oust Dave Bieter.
We have no idea what Bieter did to antagonize Planned Parenthood. While he was in the Legislature, he faithfully supported their agenda – earning a perfect ‘0’ rating from Idaho Chooses Life.
There are also two candidates for the Boise City council who have received the official backing of Planned Parenthood: Patrick Bageant and Meredith Stead. Both have received money from abortionists, and both of these folks have proudly proclaimed their endorsement by Planned Parenthood on literature mailed to Boise voters.
Friends, this is a disturbing development. It is bad enough that Boise City leaders have created a friendly environment in which Planned Parenthood can operate its killing factory on State Street. But to have the next generation of political leaders in Boise proudly proclaim their fealty to the Abortion Industry – as if this were a good thing – is very troubling. It is a critical warning sign to conservatives that we must rouse ourselves from slumber and despondency to fight for the future of Idaho’s capital city. It is simply irresponsible to allow Boise to become a one-party town, dominated by an increasingly radical social and economic agenda.