I thought it would be prudent to point out that of the 61 applicants for the three vacancies on the Iowa Supreme Court, three are donors to Planned Parenthood.  They are:

  • Joseph Barron, Des Moines, 47 (gave $200 as recent as 2009)
  • Thomas Duff, Des Moines, 47 ($99 and below)
  • Lorraine May, 58, Des Moines.  (Last time donated in 2007 (between $100-499) – she and her husband also donated $200 to Governor Terry Branstad’s campaign so we should be watching out for her.

Edward Mansfield, another applicant, didn’t donate to Planned Parenthood himself, but his wife – Elizabeth Hall Mansfiled donated goods and services.

These are three (possibly four) applicants that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad should avoid nominating.  It should go without saying.  I’m curious if these four will be in the list of nine picks they send to the Governor.

HT: Kim Lehman (via email)

6 comments
  1. Why in the world would anybody object to a Supreme Court Justice’s donations to Planned Parenthood. There is no religious test for office; until relatively recently only the Roman Catholics believed that life began at conception – everybody else knew it was nuts. (My mother, a life-long Presbyterian who read the entire bible at age 15, said the because the bible said that God breathed life into Adam, life begins when a baby breaths. Let women have their right to privacy and right to their own beliefs. What is our country coming to?

    1. Yes, what is our country coming to making the most dangerous place for babies be the mother’s womb!

      Really, I know non-religious people who are against abortion. Donations to Planned Parenthood tells me as somebody who is prolife tells me that they are pro-murder.

      No thank you. Of course if doesn’t bother you since you seem to have zero problems with this.

      By the way, if life begins at conception – then “the privacy of the mother” doesn’t matter one iota.

    2. There is “no religious” test is a standard for legal consideration, not for public discussion. The public has the right to vote however they want. That said, I don’t how this has to do with these donor’s religious belief. It has to do with their donation to the largest abortion chain in the country. Planned Parenthood did over 320,000 abortion on living unborn humans in 2009.

  2. Planned Parenthood is a major left-wing activism group. Their President Cecile Richards used to work as a senior aide to Nancy Pelosi and Richard’s husband is an SEIU labor organizer.

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