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December 15, 2009
Mitchell Congratulates Opponent on Planned Parenthood Endorsement
Gurnee, IL-Republican State Representative candidate Paul Mitchell today extended his congratulations to his opponent, State Representative Sandy Cole (R-Grayslake) of the Illinois 62nd District, on her endorsement by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois. The endorsement was announced by PPIA on December 10th, 2009.
“I know that Mrs. Cole is too modest to make a big deal of this,” said Mitchell, “but I just think every Republican primary voter in the 62nd district would want to know about this endorsement.”
Planned Parenthood, in its various chapters and affiliates, is the world’s second-largest abortion provider, after the government of communist China. In the United States, Planned Parenthood takes in revenues of $1 billion dollars per year, one-third (or over $300 million) of which comes from federal, state and local governments. Planned Parenthood is also a leading advocate of President Obama’s healthcare reform initiative.
“Sandy Cole’s consistent support of increased state funding for abortion, her firm opposition to even the most modest legal restrictions on abortion, and of course her support for protecting abortion providers from malpractice and mandating sex education beginning in kindergarten, are, no doubt, the main reasons behind this endorsement,” said Mitchell.
Cole was one of few Republicans endorsed by PPIA, whose statewide endorsements in the February 2nd primary all went to Democratic candidates, although Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross was also endorsed. Earlier this year, the national Planned Parenthood organization awarded its prized Margaret Sanger Award to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The award, named for Planned Parenthood’s founder, the noted eugenics proponent Margaret Sanger, is given each year to the figure who has done the most to further abortion in America.
“I realize that there’s a lot of competition for the Sanger Award, but I’m sure that all Sandy’s friends will join me in pulling for her to receive the recognition she deserves for her support of abortion in 2010,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell has been endorsed by the Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC.