BuzzFeed reports Planned Parent Action Fund's Dawn Laguens says the group has welcomed nearly two million new donors, volunteers and supporters.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the organization's advocacy arm, is in the midst of the most successful fundraising drive in its history. And, Laguens says, "we see it in everything we do. It's not just donations: every phone bank is backed, every canvas team is full." Another source within the Planned Parenthood Action Fund says its Twitter account gained 1,000 followers in the week between the vice presidential and second presidential debates.
That doesn't mean Planned Parenthood isn't worried about a Romney presidency. Surge in donations notwithstanding, Laguens says a successful defunding would mean Planned Parenthood couldn't possibly provide the various services it currently does. "Who gets elected here and what they believe in is going to make a difference to how many people are able to access health services," she explained.
But Laguens adds that actually defunding Planned Parenthood may not be as easy as Romney thinks. "The last time somebody tried to defund us," she says, referring to Republican efforts to block Planned Parenthood funding in 2011, "there was a really loud roar of people who said, 'no way.'"