Pro-Lifers Ask United Way to Stop Giving $2 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 3, 2015   |   11:17AM   |   Washington, DC

Following a LifeNews report that affiliates of the United Way charity have collectively given $2 million to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, a national pro-life group has launched a campaign to get it to stop the funding.

On the heels of shocking videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, a recent expose’ from a group that monitors corporations that finance the abortion giant reveals the United Way is a major donor. The consumer advocacy organization 2nd Vote has informed of the release of the Pro-Life Guide to United Way, a new guide that lists the over 1,200 United Way affiliates across the United States and specifies the organizations that contribute to the world’s largest abortion company.

Although the United Way’s website contains language claiming a neutral stance by the organization on the abortion issue, some United Way affiliates donate to the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation anyway. In fact, affiliates have given the abortion giant $2 million total and have given almost $2 million to Planned Parenthood in the past.

Now, Students for Life of America United Way to stop funding Planned Parenthood, in light of Congress’ investigation of the abortion giant.

While United Way has long said it does not partner with America’s largest abortion company, 67 of its local affiliates do — to the tune of $2 million per year, Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins told LifeNews today.

“We are horrified that United Way, which does so much good around the world, would allow its affiliates to donate to an organization that eliminates children, sells fetal parts for profit, and breaks state and federal laws,”she said.



“Any money whatsoever going to Planned Parenthood contributes to the more than 327,000 abortions they commit every year and the harvesting and selling of the body parts of aborted babies,” said Hawkins. “If organizations refuse to stop funding Planned Parenthood, they are complicit in what Planned Parenthood is doing. What generous donor will continue to fund groups who support the nation’s largest abortion chain, one which has been caught on tape haggling over the price of the body parts of aborted children?”

Students for Life of America is urging pro-life advocates to email United Way’s president, demanding the organization stop funding Planned Parenthood through all local chapters immediately. The group is hoping pro-life people will send United Way this message:

I will not be supporting any United Way local chapter. I do not support the harvesting and selling of the body parts of aborted babies, either directly or indirectly, and neither should any chapter of United Way. No amount of good the United Way does can make up for the atrocities committed with the money that your affiliates, no matter how small a number of them, give to Planned Parenthood.”

ACTION: Contact United Way here to complain.