Republicans for Planned Parenthood

Republicans for Planned Parenthood


The group's website states:[1]

"Supportive Republicans are working every day in every state to make sure that their voices are heard across the country. In a number of states, Planned Parenthood was started and supported by Republicans; in addition, a number of Republican presidents have demonstrated strong commitments to federal family planning programs that provide affordable access to birth control and other preventive care."


Republicans for Planned Parenthood was originally called Planned Parenthood Republicans for Choice.[2]


  • Kimberly Smith, contactperson[3]
  • Jennifer Franke, participated in the first Republicans for Planned Parenthood Lobby Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in early 2012[4]

Goldwater Award

Each year, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America presents The Barry Goldwater Award to a public official who has acted as a leader within the Republican Party to support Planned Parenthood.[5]

The award honors the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, an outspoken leader in the Republican Party for decades. "Senator Goldwater was a leading voice in the Republican Party to ensure the rights granted to women following the Roe V. Wade decision."[5]

The following have received the award:[5]

  • 2013: Oklahoma State Representative Doug Cox, MD
  • 2012: U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (New York)
  • 2011: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
  • 2010: State Sen. Jean Schodorf (Kansas)
  • 2009: U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (Illinois)
  • 2008: U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (Illinois)
  • 2007: State Assemblyman Keith Richman (California)
  • 2006: State Rep. Stan Adelstein (South Dakota)
  • 2005: U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (New York)
  • 2004: former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons (Connecticut)
  • 2003: former Lt. Gov. Joy Corning (Iowa)
  • 2002: U.S. Rep. Steve Horn (California)
  • 2001: State Sen. Jeff Wentworth (Texas)
  • 2000: U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (Maryland) and U.S. Sen. John Chafee (Rhode Island - posthumously)
  • 1999: U.S. Rep. Bill Green (New York)
  • 1998: Mary Dent Crisp, former chair of the National Republican Coalition for Choice
  • 1997: former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater (Arizona) and his wife Susan
  • 1996: U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) and U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson (Connecticut)
  • 1995: former Gov. Jock McKernan (Maine)


  1. Planned Parenthood Action: Republicans for Planned Parenthood (accessed on Sep. 25, 2014)
  2. Planned Parenthood: Republicans for Choice (accessed on May 1, 2010 via the WayBack Machine)
  3. Planned Parenthood Action: Republicans for Planned Parenthood - Our Work (accessed on Sep. 25, 2014)
  4. Linkedin: Jennifer Franke's profile (accessed on Sep. 25, 2014)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Planned Parenthood Action: The Goldwater Award (accessed on Sep. 25, 2014)
Last modified on 25 September 2014, at 14:15