Five March of Dimes Chapters Give Planned Parenthood Money for “Prenatal Education”

National   Steven Ertelt   Jul 23, 2015   |   7:05PM    Washington, DC

In the wake of the scandal revolving around the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, pro-life Americans are questioning every company and politician who have ties to Planned Parenthood. The March of Dimes is one such group that has long been in question about the ties it has to the nation’s number one abortion company.

As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

A second shocking video has been released showing another top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies.

In the wake of the scandal, March of Dimes released a statement saying it does not support Planned Parenthood — but confirming that five chapters do have a relationship with the abortion giant. The organization didn’t name which chapters.

Here is the March of Dimes statement:

To set the record straight, the March of Dimes does not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Additionally, the March of Dimes does not promote or fund abortion services, nor may Foundation funds be used for directive counseling regarding abortion. Violation of this policy would be grounds for immediate cancellation of a grant or cooperative agreement. Since 2007, five local March of Dimes chapters have given local grants to Planned Parenthood exclusively for prenatal education. In these communities, these are the only such services available to improve the health of low-income women and reduce the risks of birth defects, low birthweight, and prematurity in their babies.

Amazingly, the five chapters that support Planned Parenthood give money to a company that kills unborn babies in abortions in order to provide prenatal support for women. Never mind that approximately 95% of the pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood go there for abortions, not prenatal care.

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The comment from March of Dimes didn’t mollify the concerns of pro-life advocates.

“Americans are obviously upset that these companies and organizations are giving money to a group that is now under congressional and state investigations over trafficking in human organs. The March of Dimes, which is on the list, had its Facebook page overwhelmed by so many comments that they issued a response which claimed they had no relation to the abortion giant, but then admitted that five local chapters had indeed given money to Planned Parenthood,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said.

He continues: “I’m not sure that people will buy the line that shifts blame to its local affiliates. The national organization could easily require local chapters to adhere to a neutral policy on funding abortion groups. The March of Dimes should do some soul searching — if they truly are a group that “funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality,” then why allow local chapters to give money to an organization that sells the body parts of aborted babies?”

Other pro-life people agree. As some Facebook commenters said:

“How do you know for sure that Planned Parenthood is using YOUR FUNDS in the way you want them too? Why would you even want to support them in anyway or have your organization be in association with them??? There are other organizations that can be used for prenatal education.

Low income women can go to their local “Health Department”. Far more numerous than PP. They offer the proper services without offering abortions! If you are “for” babies as you say you are, stop all contributions to PP!!!!

ACTION: Contact the March of Dimes with your concerns.

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