The Hollywood writer and producer who co-wrote the popular children’s movie Toy Story is headlining an end-of-the-year donation campaign to benefit the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The donation campaign is tragically ironic given that Toy Story and its sequels are movies that celebrate children and the role toys play in providing their enjoyment — where as Planned Parenthood is an abortion company that makes a living killing children.
Planned Parenthood announced Joss Whedon’s participation in an effort to double year-end donations abortion advocates make to Planned Parenthood:
Love Joss Whedon? Want him to make a donation in your name? Start a monthly donation to PP & he’ll chip in $50. https://t.co/uCBChp5IEW
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) December 26, 2015
The tweet leads to a donation page that mentions the Toy Story co-writer’s efforts to put more money in the abortion giant’s coffers:
Planned Parenthood has faced an unprecedented onslaught of attacks this year. Out-of-touch lawmakers are determined to push through a dangerous agenda: eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers, block access to affordable birth control, enact a nationwide 20-week ban on abortion, and more. But in the wake of the violent attack on a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, we are more committed than ever to keeping health center doors open, no matter what. Start a monthly gift right now and Joss Whedon will chip in an extra $50 (up to $100,000 total) to power the fight for women’s health and rights.
Pro-life advocates on twitter quickly condemned the fundraising campaign and Whedon’s participation.
@PPact Thanks for letting me know to avoid the movies of a baby-killing supporter.
— Jack Arnold (@MrJackArnold) December 26, 2015
— Thomas Hubbard (@tommybeard33) December 26, 2015
— Snarky Rooster (@SnarkyRooster) December 27, 2015
@PPact Don’t think I want my name associated with slaughtering unborn babies.
— Greg (@mypalfish) December 26, 2015
— The Department of No (@SantasTavern) December 28, 2015
@PPact baby parts not bringing in enough to pay for the Lamborghini?
— Dan Cooper (@mrmadchef) December 27, 2015
@PPact no thanks. You have too much money to kill innocent babies already. As for joss…never watching anything of his again.
— David Mackey (@ibisman98) December 28, 2015
@PPact Joss is great but I have no interest in helping u kill babies. Are you still selling baby parts to the highest bidder?
— Captain Chaos (@tonyr951) December 28, 2015
Whedon’s support for Planned Parenthood is disappointing, especially given the “pro-life” themes in some of the Toy Story movies. As pro-life writer Paul Stark noted about Toy Story 3:
The film’s chief villain, Lotso, is a toy whose owner replaced him and who, in his despair, came to hold the view that toys are “mere plastic,” trash, garbage — things to be used and then thrown away. It’s this nihilistic view that explains and justifies Lotso’s tyrannical system of government, in which the powerful toys rule the weak and the rights of the individual are not respected.
The question the film must answer is whether each toy is valuable for its own sake, as an end and not merely a means to something else. And the answer is that every toy, regardless of usefulness or “newness” or brokenness, is special. That’s the message Toy Story 3 ultimately affirms.
We’re debating the same question in America today — only about human beings, not fictional toys. And it plays out in the controversies over abortion, euthanasia and embryo-destructive research. Is every human being — regardless of age, level of development, ability, “wantedness” and perceived “quality of life” — valuable, a person who ought to be treated as such?