By now almost everybody has heard about the video sting of Planned Parenthood bigwigs discussing prices and harvesting techniques of fetal organs. In his WSJ column on the topic, The Political ‘Science’ of Planned Parenthood, William McGurn put his finger on the "science" driving the abortion controversy.
Finally, there is the president’s apparent willingness to put Planned Parenthood’s funding—slightly less than half of its $1.3 billion in annual revenue comes from taxpayers—above all else. Back in 2011, President Obama informed Republicans he would rather see the entire federal government shut down than cut a nickel from Planned Parenthood.
To Obama it's money well spent. According to OpenSecrets.org, in the 2014 elections cycle Planned Parenthood contributed nearly $1.6 million in hard money to candidates, parties, and other political organizations. All of it for Democrats. It spent about $6 million in soft money, $2.6 million for Democrats and $3.4 million against Republicans.
It's become pretty clear why Planned Parenthood and their Democrat allies oppose any restrictions on late term abortions. Fetal organs need time to develop if they're ever going to be worth anything. You might say that Planned Parenthood and the Democrats are winning hearts and livers of potential future voters, and doing it on the taxpayers' dime.