Planned Parenthood Donors: Companies Love Misery
It’s not just your tax dollars that are supporting Planned Parenthood — proceeds from your coffee and shampoo may be too!
As 2nd Vote points out, the abortion giant isn’t exactly hurting for cash — not when you consider the 40 companies giving directly to Cecile Richards’s group. Add that to the millions Planned Parenthood banks from abortion (and potentially, abortion’s victims) and the organization should be able to manage just fine without the government’s support.
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) July 22, 2015
If liberals want to continue lining Planned Parenthood’s pockets after the allegations that they traffic in baby body parts, let them do it with their own money! But it’s time for corporations and Congress to cut ties.
Taxpayers already fork over billions of dollars to Planned Parenthood unwillingly. How much more will you give willingly by doing business with its corporate partners? Some of these companies may be in the process of severing those relationships. If so, you can give them a helpful push. Send them a note and ask them to discontinue their donations to an organization under criminal investigation for violating — not just the law, but basic decency.
While Democrats here in Washington are calling for the Justice Department to investigate the organization that exposed Planned Parenthood, several states are focused on the real wrongdoing. Kansas kicked off an investigation yesterday, becoming the eighth state to put Planned Parenthood under the local microscope. Minnesota may not be far behind, now that 65 lawmakers are demanding answers.
In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) refuses to investigate. (And there are two million reasons why in his 2013 campaign bank account.) Like the others defending Planned Parenthood, McAuliffe is proving that he’s governed by political contributions — not the law.
Some on the Left say they don’t want to give the story “more oxygen,” an unfortunate analogy for a story that involves the crushing of babies’ thoraxes. And while Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did admit the videos “raise questions,” our biggest one continues to be: what are you going to do about them? Fortunately, we don’t have to ask that of the pro-life members of Congress, who are racing to turn off the funding spigots for Richards’s group.
Earlier this afternoon, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) heard the 26,000 of you who signed our petition and introduced a bill to put a moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding until the group proves it isn’t performing abortion or providing money to others that do. “These videos give us a window into the soul of the big abortion industry,” Rep. Black said. And it isn’t something the United States government should be a party to.
Meanwhile, at the intersection of highway bill and Planned Parenthood, conservative Senators are also working to put the brakes on Planned Parenthood’s money until we know the full extent of their criminal activity. It’s just one of many ideas floating through the Republican conferences to protect taxpayers — and, more importantly, potential victims.
As far as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is concerned, nothing is off the table if it means holding the President’s closest ally accountable. Until then, his chamber will continue to speak on behalf of the millions of unborn children defiled behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood.
In a special order, 23 members streamed onto the House floor last night — some of them for the first time — to express their horror at these latest revelations. Washington’s Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R), like so many of her colleagues, talked poignantly about the crisis of conscience in our country. “I’ve never taken to the floor of this House to express outrage over this issue,” she said. “But today I do, and it’s time for answers.”
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.), whose governor just signed a 20-week abortion ban into law, pointed out the hypocrisy of the abortion industry.
For 30 years, Planned Parenthood has worked to dehumanize the babies that they have aborted — claiming that these little babies were just clumps of cells, just clumps of tissue. But through the recent videos that have come out, they have in essence admitted what we’ve known all along: that these are actually little humans! These are little babies! …These [are the same] babies that feel pain in the abortion.
In one of the more moving speeches Tuesday evening, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) explained that he was saddened by the revelations of Planned Parenthood — but not surprised. “They have so repeatedly proven themselves blind to the dignity of humanity. They’ve always been at the forefront of the greatest human genocide in human history.” But, he said with new hope, “The winds of change are starting to blow.”
And with your help, they’ll continue to. Contact your Congressman and ask them to defund Planned Parenthood!
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