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Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50 Million in Midterm Elections

The Planned Parenthood Southeast Fort Worth Health Center in Fort Worth, Texas on July 3.

The Planned Parenthood Southeast Fort Worth Health Center in Fort Worth, Texas on July 3.

Photographer: Shelby Tauber/Bloomberg
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Washington (AP) -- Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.

The effort, which breaks the group's previous $45 million spending record set in 2020, comes about two months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that created a constitutional right to have an abortion. It will be waged by the organization's political and advocacy arms and will focus on governor's offices, U.S. Senate seats and legislative races in nine states where abortion rights could be restricted or expanded depending on the outcome at the ballot.