The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Vermont has to pay a $30,000 fine because it violated state laws about how political action committees must register with the state government and report their campaign expenditures. Diligent pro-life efforts uncovered the violations and a complaint was filed with the Attorney General’s office. Thanks to ongoing pressure, the office of the Attorney General took action nearly 2 years after the complaint was first filed.
The pro-abortion group opposed pro-life candidate Brian Dubie when he ran for Governor in 2010. Planned Parenthood ran last minute attack ads that may well have cost Dubie the election.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle a complaint filed by the group known as Let Vermont Vote. The group said Planned Parenthood failed to register its Action Fund as a political action committee and file contribution reports. The complaint also said the PAC had accepted contributions bigger than the $2,000 per donor limit.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund spent $119,437 on advertising that criticized Brian Dubie, the Republican candidate for governor in 2010.
Vermont Right to Life views the settlement of the complaint as an admission of guilt by Planned Parenthood. “While nothing can change the sad outcome of that very close race, thanks to vigilant pro-lifers Planned Parenthood will have $30,000 less to run their deadly business,” stated Sharon F. Toborg, Treasurer, Vermont Right Life – Political Committee.