A Texas pro-life group is asking the Fort Worth, Texas affiliate of the United Way to stop funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business after the abortion giant was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.
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. Dozens of Untied Way chapters donate to Planned Parenthood ad the Fort Worth, Texas chapter is one of them.
Texas Right to Life is leading the call to stop the funding:
The United Way was recently exposed as a source of substantial contributions to Planned Parenthood. The organization gives about $2M per year to Planned Parenthood through local chapter grants. Each individual chapter can decide whether or not to contribute to Planned Parenthood. In Texas, Fort Worth’s Tarrant County United Way (Texas’ only Planned Parenthood-affiliated chapter) contributed $9,354.00 to Planned Parenthood of North Texas, according to the group’s 990 from 2014.
Last month, United Way told the Daily Signal that individual United Ways determine how to disseminate funding “based on an assessment of local needs.” However, all of the non-abortion services offered at Planned Parenthood facilities can be obtained elsewhere, regardless of locale. Pro-Lifers are therefore urging the Tarrant County United Way to sever their partnership with the embattled abortion conglomerate and redirect valuable funding to community resources that can help women and families without the anti-Life agenda of Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood funding is fungible. This means that, while the money will not (in theory) be used to fund the fees for the abortion, the money can legally and effortlessly be used for overhead costs, including the electricity that powers the vacuum aspirator machine used to abort babies, the water that is used to rinse the baby’s body when researchers are hunting for saleable baby parts, etc. To fund Planned Parenthood is to fund their abortion operations and the horrific activities tied to the abortion act (such as the harvesting and sale of fetal body parts). To “charitably” fund Planned Parenthood means that their profit is bumped up yet another notch.
This must stop. And, as we have done so many times before, Texas can lead the way in defunding this revenue stream to Planned Parenthood. You can help to ensure that United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County is the first United Way to stop funding Planned Parenthood.
The United Way affiliate maintains that it is not a Planned Parenthood partner, but it admits directing UW member donations to the abortion business.
“United Way of Tarrant County seeks to improve lives of our community by uniting with dozens of partner agencies, but Planned Parenthood is not one of them,” it says. “None of United Way of Tarrant County’s partner agencies are involved in abortion services or advocacy. While United Way of Tarrant County is not a direct partner, some donors choose to designate pledges to Planned Parenthood. We accept pledges from individuals and organizations that may choose where their donations go.”
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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 LifeNews.com 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.