The left loves to smear its opponents as “racist” even when it’s obviously not true.
Yet, when their own leaders are caught actually being racist, the silence is deafening.
Which is why you probably haven’t heard about this disgusting Planned Parenthood ad – until now.
Planned Parenthood showed its true colors by leading a racist smear campaign against a staunchly pro-life senator in Texas.
Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. is a rare pro-life Democrat. Lucio represents the Rio Grande Valley and is facing off against a pro-abortion challenger in the upcoming election.
And Planned Parenthood isn’t happy at all that Lucio doesn’t fall in line with the usual liberal abortion agenda.
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, the state’s political arm of the pro-abortion organization, has taken to social media to dissuade Lucio’s voters—by any means possible.
The anti-Lucio campaign has launched a website and digital ads that refer to the Senator as “Sucio Lucio” – a derogatory name that essentially means “dirty Mexican.”
This racial slur has appeared across the internet and is incredibly hurtful to Lucio and others of Hispanic descent.
“These big special-interests groups from outside our border community should comprehend the deeper connotations behind the word ‘sucio’ (‘dirty Mexican’) and the association with a person of Hispanic descent,” said Lucio’s son, Eddie Lucio III.
“Mexican-Americans are hard-working, family-oriented individuals…never should the word dirty or its Spanish-language equivalent be used to describe one of us.”
“I’m truly disheartened, given all that’s happening in the world today, that Planned Parenthood, Texas Freedom Network, Texas Rising, and others continue to disparage our family name with derogatory and racial slurs.”
“Given current events and the social awareness on being accepting of all races and cultures, the continued use of this term is insensitive and in poor taste.”
Ironically, Planned Parenthood has called out such “casual” insults in past press releases and articles.
“Be careful of how even casual language—such as saying ‘that’s so gay’—can hurt others,” the organization once stated on its website.
Although pro-abortion activists are exceedingly quick to call out conservative politicians for using “uninclusive” language, they’re strangely silent on the issue of Planned Parenthood’s racist smear on Senator Lucio.
Throughout his time in office, Senator Lucio has been a dedicated advocate for the lives of both the born and unborn.
“I very much support making sure that those who are unborn have the protections they need,” said Lucio.
“Sen. Lucio is a faithful Catholic who sees his service in the Texas Senate as his vocation,” wrote one of Lucio’s supporters.
“For 30 years he has supported pro-life, pro-family legislation faithfully.”
The senator has been instrumental in passing pro-life laws throughout Texas by supporting ultrasound and heartbeat bills, as well as legislation to ensure abortion clinics meet baseline safety standards.
His decisive actions have ruffled many Democrats feathers, but even a few liberal politicians are standing behind him in the face of Planned Parenthood’s attacks.
Lucio’s son—a state representative and an even more liberal voter than his father—took Planned Parenthood and other liberal organizations to task, asking for civil discussion instead of racist epithets.
“We can respectfully disagree on issues without being offensive to an entire culture,” he stated.
“If people want to disagree with [Senator Lucio] on issues like I have, I’m all for it. I’m just advocating to cut out the name calling and for outside groups to stop using this term in a derogatory manner.”
Several other Texas Democrats have joined the younger Lucio in condemning Planned Parenthood’s racist rhetoric.
“This reference is hateful and deplorable,” said Jose Menendez, a senator representing San Antonio.
“I whole-heartedly believe in civic engagement and public accountability, however racist rhetoric should not be intertwined in the two.”
“Planned Parenthood is so out of line!” agreed Terry Canales, a Texas State Representative.
“Steer clear of rhetoric that plays on stereotypes when our country is working to diminish racism,” added State Representative Rafael Anchia.
When even Democrats are supporting a pro-life politician like Lucio, you know Planned Parenthood is definitely doing something wrong!
But Senator Lucio says he “won’t be deterred” by these racist slurs.
“I don’t make any excuses for [my pro-life stance], and I don’t apologize for that.”
Please pray for Texas Senator Eddie Lucio as he stands up for life despite Planned Parenthood’s onslaught! May God’s truth and justice prevail in this situation.