Planned Parenthood Southeast’s Alabama PAC is set to spend over $1 million in advertising over the next 14 days in opposition to a pro-life constitutional amendment on the state’s November 6 general election ballot.
A financial disclosure filed on Monday revealed that the PAC, Alabama for Healthy Families, had surpassed the $1 million mark with its war-chest and that $931,000 of that money had recently been sent to two media firms in the D.C. area that do a large amount of Planned Parenthood’s national advertising. The PAC still has another $91,000 on hand to spend.
While the financial disclosure indicated that the nearly million-dollar expenditure was indeed for “advertising,” FCC disclosures by Alabama television stations confirm that the money is being poured into on-screen efforts. As of Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m., local network affiliates in the Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile media markets had reported large advertising buys from Alabama for Healthy Families, with ads set to begin running on Wednesday.
Out-of-state, pro-abortion money has poured into this PAC over the last few weeks, with the end game now being at hand. Besides Planned Parenthood, Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Feminist Majority Foundation, the ACLU and URGE are opposing the pro-life amendment – Amendment Two.
The PAC’s significant spending could be bolstered by additional funding by liberal billionaire George Soros, who funneled $200,000 to Maddox’s biggest contributor last week. Soros has heavily funded pro-abortion causes across the nation and could be motivated to support Maddox because of his opposition to Amendment Two.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn