The rich and famous keep lining up to support the Planned Parenthood.
The abortion chain kills more than 300,000 unborn babies in abortions each year, and receives hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars. In recent years, Planned Parenthood has been caught in numerous scandals, including potentially illegal sales of aborted babies’ body parts, Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Lawmakers are working to cut off tax dollars to the abortion group, but some of the richest Americans are trying to stop them.
More than 100 celebrity artists, including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, recently got involved in a new project to support the abortion group. They autographed a guitar that will be raffled off in May as part of a larger benefit for Planned Parenthood, according to Under the Radar Magazine.
Other famous artists involved with the project include Nancy Sinatra, Katy Perry, John Legend, Ryan Adams, Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett and Smashing Pumpkins’ Nicole Fiorentino.
The guitar project began with Ruben Cox, a music store owner in Los Angeles, who donated the instrument and then spent months collecting famous artists’ autographs, the report states. The guitar will be the prize for a drawing that is part of a larger celebrity collaboration project for Planned Parenthood.
The “7-inches for Planned Parenthood” project also includes work by comedian Zach Galifianakis, actress Kristen Stewart, singer Mary J. Blige and others.
“Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood,” the celebrities said in a statement. “If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings. 7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat.”
This simply is not true. Planned Parenthood could continue to receive tax dollars if it stops doing abortions and starts focusing on legitimate health care, but it recently refused to do so.
The abortion group’s own reports show its focus is not on women’s health care, but on abortions. Non-abortion services have been dropping steadily at Planned Parenthood in the past decade, but its abortion numbers remain high.
Plans to defund Planned Parenthood would help ensure women continue to have access to health care by redirecting tax dollars to community health centers. Many of these centers provide mammograms, prenatal care and other services that Planned Parenthood does not.
A recent survey found that these federally qualified community health centers not only provide more comprehensive health care than Planned Parenthood, excluding abortions, they also outnumber the abortion group’s facilities by 20 to one.