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As March for Life organizers prepared, Rep. Jared Golden touted abortion group endorsement

Rep. Jared Golden (D – Maine) in his Congressional office in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy Congressman Jared Golden Facebook page)

WASHINGTON D.C. – The March for Life is an annual pro-life event in Washington D.C. that has been organized since 1974. Generally held on or near the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, this year the March for Life reportedly drew about a quarter million people.

President Donald Trump, Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr), Franklin Graham and many others were on hand. President Trump’s speech at this year’s March for Life represented the first time a sitting President had spoken at the event.

But as organizers for the March for Life were ramping up, Rep. Jared Golden, who represents Maine’s Second Congressional District, decided to tout his endorsement from America’s wealthiest abortion group, Planned Parenthood Action. In a tweet of the endorsement, Golden said he was “honored” to receive it.

Golden, who ran as a moderate Democrat in 2018, represents a district that, until his election, had elected pro-life candidates to Congress since 2002. Golden has joined Rep. Chellie Pingree and abortion activists groups in opposing President Donald Trump’s pro-life agenda on more than one occasion since taking office.

A curious oddity of Planned Parenthood’s relationship with Rep. Golden is that while the group often funds political activities in Maine’s Second District including political staff on the ground, Planned Parenthood does not have a clinic or office across the expansive congressional district. Currently, the organization has locations in Portland, Biddeford, Sanford and Topsham, all located in Maine’s First Congressional District.

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