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Published On: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016

Unions to join Planned Parenthood in North Carolina campaign against GOP, Pat McCrory, Bathroom bill and pro-lifers

Let the campaign circus begin as the first presidential debate is behind us and the millions in attack ads will really ramp up: especially in North Carolina. Life Site News summarized the partnership of pro-abortion groups, activists for the transgender movement and unions, all unifying against Donald Trump, Gov. Pat McCrory, other pro-lifers and Republicans.

“Three Planned Parenthood political groups – the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Planned Parenthood Action PAC North Carolina – announced on Monday they will spend at least $1 million in North Carolina. Their ads will oppose Republicans Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, and Gov. McCrory,” the report states.

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

Planned Parenthood strongly supports Democrat Deborah Ross, a onetime leader of the state’s ACLU chapter, against the pro-life Senator Burr, calling Ross a “fighter” for their cause who supports removing parental consent notice for abortions on minors.

“Governor McCrory has shown time and again that he has no problem breaking his promise to the women of North Carolina,” said the state Planned Parenthood PAC’s leader, Paige Johnson, who is outraged over the additional pro-life legislation coming out of the state.

“The truth is no governor in our state’s history has signed into law more restrictions on safe and legal abortion than Pat McCrory,” Johnson said. The group is also running digital ads against the governor.

The AFL-CIO plans to target Gov. McCrory and other Republicans for passing H.B. 2. While most North Carolinians supported its passage, the economic backlash and entertainment boycotts against the state have convinced a growing number of voters that the bill is a net negative.

State chapter president Tim Rorie said his ad campaign “will have a major impact on the politicians, but it will help the ones that are against H.B. 2.”

“Every election cycle over $1 billion from regular union dues are spent on union politics and lobbying,” Patrick Semmens, the vice president for public information at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, told LifeSiteNews. “That amount comes directly from filings made by union officials with the Department of Labor, and it includes money spent on any number of controversial issues including something like H.B. 2 in North Carolina.”

“One of the biggest misconceptions about union dues is that union political spending is separate from regular union dues,” Semmens told LifeSiteNews. “Fortunately for workers in North Carolina, they live in a right to work state, which means they have the legal right to resign their union membership and stop all payment of money to the union.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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