Despite Protests, Tim Gunn Heads Planned Parenthood Fundraiser, Says “We’re Kindred Spirits”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 6, 2015   |   6:29PM   |   Washington, DC

Last night, Tim Gunn from Project Runway headlined a luncheon for Planned Parenthood of South Texas. Gunn recently admitted that initially he was hesitant about accepting an offer to speak because of his “gun-toting and conservative Christen thinking.”

Despite that, he went ahead and teamed up with the nation’s largest abortion business anyway and raised more than $400,000 for the abortion giant. Here’s more:

Before an appreciative audience of 1,000 guests, Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” shared his passionate message of how life is one big collaboration — with compassionate and supportive people to help — as the headliner of Planned Parenthood South Texas’ annual fundraiser Thursday.

He also should do stand-up. He started his talk with with a quip about being invited to speak to Planned Parenthood, asking himself why would the group want him here.

“What could I tell people?” he said to the audience. “Keep your pants on and cross your legs.”

What he did tell them was that Planned Parenthood and he have much in common. “We are kindred spirits in our beliefs.”

However, then he realized that they do so much “good” he just couldn’t turn them down. He said, “When I found out what Planned Parenthood in South Texas does, I was blown away…I’m thrilled and honored to be there. I can’t wait.”

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In December,Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its 2013-2014 Annual Report.The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012.


While it remains America’s biggest abortion corporation, the “nonprofit” continued to make money — bringing in $305.4 million last year and $305.3 million this year. Planned Parenthood continued to receive over a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money, as it took in $540 million in 2012 and $528 million in 2013.

Some other takeaways from Planned Parenthood’s own figures:

  • In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services.
  • For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions.
  • While abortions rose, Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%.
  • Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and contraceptive services dropped by 4%.
  • During fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, or more than $1.4 million per day, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Taxpayer funding accounts for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue.
  • Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.4 billion in net assets.

While it did more abortions, Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive business declined from 3,724.558 customers in 2012 to 3,577,348 customers in 2013.

ACTION: Tell Tim Gunn what you think about his headlining an event for the abortion business by contacting him on Facebook or Twitter.