LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled the relationship between dozens of local United Way agencies and the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Last year, on the heels of shocking videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, a new expose’ from a group that monitors corporations that finance the abortion giant reveals the United Way is a major donor. That expose found United Way agencies giving $2 million to the abortion giant.
A new expose’ released this week shows that figure has increased to $3million.
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.
“Last year, 2ndVote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” said spokesman Robert Kuykendall. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to Planned Parenthood every year.”
The guide lists over 1,200 United Way affiliates by state and provides the dollar amounts and links to the documentation for each donation to Planned Parenthood. Analysis of IRS Form 990 filings for 2013 and 2014 showed 76 local United Way affiliates that made contributions to Planned Parenthood.
“Our investigation found eight additional United Way organizations that have financial relationships with Planned Parenthood as more financial documentation has been made available. Some of the contribution amounts are in the six-figure range and conservatives who are considering support for United Way’s work will want to make sure that their charitable donations don’t help fund the world’s largest abortion provider,” Kuylendall said.
“Financial support for Planned Parenthood from nonprofits like United Way helps fund an organization that engages in repulsive practices and is an advocate for policies that allow the destruction of innocent lives,” said Kuykendall.
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The research for this update was conducted using the most recent Form 990 filings of United Way affiliates. At the time of publication, updated 990s for 9% of the previous donors to Planned Parenthood were not yet available.
How can pro-life advocates find out if their local United Way agency donates to the abortion giant? The group tells LifeNews that its handy guide makes it easy to figure out which ones partner with Planned Parenthood. The ‘Pro-Life Guide to United Way’ was released on 2nd Vote’s website and contains a state-by-state list of every United Way in the United States. Each entry shows the amount of money donated to Planned Parenthood by that affiliate with a link to tax forms documenting the expenditure.
The release of the Pro-Life Guide to United Way follows similar resource guides compiled from 2nd Vote’s research that investigated corporate contributions to Planned Parenthood. American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bank of America, Bath and Body Works and Ben & Jerry’s are some of the companies the organization found to be supporting Planned Parenthood.
The guide also includes companies like Johnson and Johnson, Levi Strauss, Liberty Mutual and Macy’s. Coca-Cola, Converse, Dockers, ExxonMobil, Ford, Groupon and many more corporations appear on the list as well.