Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, reportedly spent a staggering $734,000 on Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign. But in the end, pro-life Republican Karen Handel still won the election by nearly four, percentage points. While Planned Parenthood purports itself as a provider of women’s healthcare, that doesn’t seem to stop them from spending six figures on politicians. Surely lots of women could have benefited from the money they spent on a losing race—provided they actually gave women real healthcare instead of just abortions.
In total, Ossoff’s campaign took in a whopping $23 million. And with nearly $1 million donated, Planned Parenthood was his second-largest contributor—surpassed only by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Even so, Ossoff still lost, which just goes to show money does not make the candidate.
Handel and Ossoff were vying for the seat vacated by the now-former-Rep. Tom Price—after President Trump appointed him to lead the Department of Health & Human Services.
In spite of the fairly significant loss, Planned Parenthood maintains they are “encouraged” by the loss, noting Price had won his seat in November by an impressive 23 points.
Though Handel may not have won by quite such an extreme margin, many conservatives and pro-life supporters are pleased with this election’s outcome.
“Although America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, spent six figures in support of her opponent Jon Ossoff, Karen’s record of courageous leadership won the day,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented and proudly leads the pro-life organization.
Dannenfelser added, “We are encouraged that the voters rejected Ossoff’s extreme pro-abortion agenda and are sending Karen Handel to Washington to stand up for women and children and get taxpayers out of the abortion business.”
Handel’s victory in Georgia is a victory for pro-life conservatives everywhere—that’s for sure. American voters are continuing to demonstrate campaign spending is not a substitution for a good message people can stand behind.