by Steven Ertelt
April 7, 2007
Seattle, WA (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood of Western Washington, a local affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business, is claiming to have a financial relationship with eBay, one of the top web sites on the Internet. Though confirmation hasn’t been able to be obtained, PPWW claims a Planned Parenthood affiliate could get as much as $5,000 from the company.
According to a PPWW email bulletin, its staff will be heading on a nationwide road trip to record episodes of its podcast, “Speaking of Sex.”
The podcast is part of a series sponsored by the national Planned Parenthood of America and, according to PPWW, a local affiliate of the abortion business that records the best podcast for the sexual education series will win $5,000 from the buying and selling web site.
Jim Sedlack of STOPP International, a Planned Parenthood watchdog group, says "Up until this point we did not know of any specific relationship with eBay so we were curious about the origin of this sudden support."
He looked into the possible eBay grant.
He found that Steve Westly, former senior vice-president of eBay, gave a talk at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s conference on March 30. The description of his session was "Business and Innovation Plenary — Steve Westly, co-founder of eBay."
In 2006, Westly ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor in California and he now no longer works for eBay, according to STOPP.
"This may be a private donation aimed at getting the PP sex video to be widely seen," Sedlack said in a report sent to LifeNews.com. "However, Planned Parenthood’s bulletin implies that eBay is sponsoring it through means of this podcast."
eBay officials did not respond to a request from LifeNews.com for comment by press time on whether the possible donation is authentic or bogus.
Sedlack is encouraging pro-life advocates to contact eBay and find out whether the donation is authentic and, if so, to ask them not to donate to the abortion business.
"eBay is aware of this arrangement, let them know that you and your friends will not want to do business with eBay if it continues to support Planned Parenthood. If there is no such arrangement between Planned Parenthood and eBay then ask that eBay make it clear that it does not support PP’s work," Sedlack said.
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