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08/31/2018 / By Vicki Batts
A conservative watchdog group, 2nd Vote, just exposed the ugly truth about a popular charity organization. United Way affiliates have been dumping donation dollars into the pockets of Planned Parenthood. In fact, a whopping 62 chapters of the charity organization were found to have donated nearly $3 million to the abortion giant. While United Way argues that these chapters only represent a small percentage of the whole organization, the fact remains that money from pro-life donors is still being funneled to Planned Parenthood without their knowledge or consent.
As 2nd Vote Executive Director Robert Kuykendall explains, “According to Planned Parenthood, an abortion can cost up to $950. This means United Way dollars essentially paid for the equivalent of at least 2,901 Planned Parenthood abortions over the course of a single year.”
In response to being outed for funneling donations to Planned Parenthood, United Way has chosen to downplay the seriousness of their actions — but the pro-transparency group isn’t letting them off the hook so easily. 2nd Vote, an organization dedicated to empowering conservatives and pro-lifers with transparency, highlights the fact that people “vote” with their dollars — and many do not want to vote for abortion.
Every year, 2nd Vote takes an extensive look at United Way affiliates that help fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” Kuykendall told The Daily Wire. “Our research is designed to give conservatives and pro-life activists a resource to make sure their charitable donations won’t be used to support Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.”
Despite the obvious reasons why pro-life proponents would be against such transactions, United Way has argued that because it’s a “small” percentage of their total donation dollars, conservatives should simply look the other way.
In a statement, United Way reportedly declared:
Out of 1,129 local United Ways in the United States, only a small number (less than 3 percent) provide direct support to Planned Parenthood. The amount of financial support represents less than one tenth of one percent of total United Way revenue.
2nd Vote reports that their data shows the total amount donated to Planned Parenthood is actually closer to five percent. The statement from the charity continued to mislead readers about where their donation dollars go:
Several local United Way partners provide professional family and individual counseling services. Local United Way-funded pregnancy related programs focus on community health maintenance (e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation) and strengthening services like counseling and family life education.
It’s not as though United Way gets to specifically select what their donated dollars do for Planned Parenthood; as 2nd Vote argues, money is freely exchangeable — and any dollar donated to Planned Parenthood ultimately funds abortion, in one way or another.
2nd Vote does note, however, that the donations to Planned Parenthood this past year were lower than years past — a sign of success, according to the watchdog group.
Kuykendall commented, “Planned Parenthood is being exposed for what it is: an abortion business and a left-wing political operation. We believe that our research is giving conservatives and pro-life activists a resource to hold organizations like United Way accountable. Using our donated dollars as leverage is a great way to get non-profits to stop supporting Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda.”
Planned Parenthood has come under fire recently for allegedly covering up cases of sexual assault that occur at their clinics. This is not the first time the abortion giant has been under scrutiny from authorities. Last year, the company was accused of illegally trafficking baby parts.
See more coverage of stories about Planned Parenthood at Abortions.news.
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