By Scott Tibbs, June 13, 2012
As I have pointed out in the past, John Gregg claims to be a "pro-life Democrat" on his website. Of course, the "pro-life" Gregg also picked an uncompromising advocate for abortion "rights" as his running mate. Gregg has demonstrated again that his claim to be "pro-life" is a lie by attacking Mike Pence for his pro-life stance.
Apparently Gregg (or Simpson) is unhappy with Pence for working to de-fund Planned Parenthood at the federal level. You simply cannot be pro-life and oppose efforts to take away the corporate welfare that goes to the nation's #1 abortion provider and strongest advocate for abortion on demand.
Closer to home, Gregg should be more concerned about Planned Parenthood's shady activity, because Planned Parenthood "clinics" in both Bloomington and Indianapolis were caught on video in a sting operation by Live Action Films attempting to cover up the felony sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl. Planned Parenthood of Indiana openly brags about using tax money to distribute birth control to 13 year old girls. Keep in mind that any sexual contact with a child that young is a felony under Indiana law, so that birth control only serves to cover up felonies.
Again, John Gregg claims to be a "pro-life Democrat." Yet he attacks Pence for advancing a pro-life cause?
So why is John Gregg working to defend Planned Parenthood's ability to feed on corporate welfare from state government? Well, his running mate got $2,000 from PP in 2010 and another $5,000 from PP in 2011. Perhaps Gregg is looking to get a little of that action himself. After all, he trails Pence badly in fundraising. Pence reported $4,929,847.43 on hand as of March 31, while Gregg only had $1,512,047.64, according to the Indiana Campaign Finance Database. In the first three months of 2012, Pence raised $1,801,837.02 while Gregg raised $584,570.61.
John Gregg clearly needs all the help he can get.