by Steven Ertelt
May 26, 2006
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — The Capital Times newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin is coming under fire for giving a local Planned Parenthood abortion business $25,000. Pro-life advocates are now questioning whether the newspaper can fairly cover issues like abortion or the morning after pill following the sizable donation.
The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, announced more than $2 million in gifts and grants on Friday. Most of the grants supported good community service programs and projects such as the city zoo, college scholarships, and food for low-income families.
However, the newspaper’s foundation also gave a substantial donation to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. The $25,000 will go towards "support of the organization’s work on reproductive health," the newspaper said.
"It is one thing for a newspaper to advocate a pro-abortion position as the Capital Times does," Wisconsin Right to Life legislative director Sue Armacost told LifeNews.com about the donation. "[B]ut it’s quite another thing when that newspaper directly contributes to the destruction of human life by contributing $25,ooo to the state’s largest abortion provider."
"The Capital Times has gone beyond simply taking a radical pro-abortion editorial position and is now complicit in the destruction of innocent human life," Armacost added.
The donation was above average in size and most of the donations went to smaller community groups and totaled anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. No donations were given to adoption agencies or pregnancy centers.
The foundation consists of 15 directors and seven are from the Madison newspaper. Four of the others represent the UW Foundation and another four are from the Madison Community Foundation.
ACTION: Click here to write a letter to the editor to express your disagreement with the pro-abortion donation.
Related web sites:
Wisconsin Right to Life – https://www.wrtl.org