Abortion giant Planned Parenthood announced on Friday that it will start registering voters at its clinics, online, on college campuses and elsewhere.
The effort called My Voice, My Vote, encourages people to become involved in the democratic process. “The hard-fought struggle of our forebearers to give voting rights to all, regardless of race, gender, or wealth, is meaningless if people don't exercise their right,” a statement on their website reads.
The non-partisan campaign, called “My Vote, My Voice,” has the potential to reach a lot of people who don’t normally vote in presidential campaigns. Volunteers across 45 states will set up “action” tables outside of Planned Parenthood health centers and other locations in the community to sign people up to vote, educate them about voter ID laws in their states, and then remind them two weeks before the November election to vote.
Planned Parenthood serves 2.5 million patients a year, and many of those patients are young, low-income, and people of color? the demographics that are disproportionately affected by voter suppression laws.
“If we can’t all participate in our government, we all get cheated,” Anna Keene, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, told The Huffington Post. “We’re launching the ‘My Vote, My Voice’ campaign to help ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted in communities across the country. No matter what your political beliefs are, if you don’t or can’t vote, then you can’t elect officials who will keep your best interests in mind.”
Coming from Planned Parenthood, the irony of emphasizing that “every voice should be heard” is quite rich considering that the organization aborts more than 330,000 humans every year.
And let’s be honest. Though the effort is nonpartisan in nature, claiming to want to register voters “regardless of their background, beliefs, or political ideology,” it will ultimately end up helping Hillary Clinton and the Democrats the most.