Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Northwest is endorsing in school board races with greater frequency, and Tasha Hotch, candidate for Anchorage School Board Seat E, just got the Planned Parenthood nod.
Hotch has never served an elected position before, and thus had no voting record on controversial topics such as the limits of sex education in schools.
Planned Parenthood endorsed Hotch last year when she ran for Seat C against a slate of others that included Dave Donley, who won that seat with 42 percent of the vote.
Why did Planned Parenthood endorse her?
Because the abortion provider sells “safe sex” kits to schools. Planned Parenthood originally called them “Birth Control Training Kits,” but now market them as “Birth Control Educator Kits” and they are $150 a their web site. The kits have male condoms, female condoms, birth control pills, dental dams, water-based lubricants, spermicides, contraceptive sponges, and a syringe with Dep Provera.
Planned Parenthood as a nonprofit is unable to endorse candidates without losing their 501(c)(3) status, but this is the Planned Parenthood PAC, which goes by Planned Parenthood Votes.
Others running for the Board’s E seat are Alisha Hilde, Ron Stafford, David Nees, and Don Smith. The election begins when ballots are in the mail March 13, and ends on April 3.
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.