Planned Parenthood and Politics. What Do We Got?
The controversy over the withdrawal and reinstatement of the Susan G. Komen foundation’s grant to Planned Parenthood for breast examinations caught the attention of independent New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The generous 3rd term mayor’s office announced Thursday that he’s giving $250,000 to Planned Parenthood to help make up the money lost from the Komen foundation. “Politics have no place in health care he said.”
That’s not what Planned Parenthood thinks. It jumped into the 2010 Connecticut U.S. Senate campaign against pro-choice Republican Linda McMahon. Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal’s press staff member Marcy Stech sent an October 22, 2010 email to seven others seeking “mysoginistic photos of women and WWE. Planned Parenthood wants to hit LM hard on it. What do we got?” Stech was doing the bidding of Democratic consultant Andrew Grossman, who appears to have had information from inside non-profit Planned Parenthood.