Celebrities are coming to the aid of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood again after its major losses in the election last week.
Planned Parenthood spent at least $30 million to back pro-abortion candidates, including Hillary Clinton, in the Nov. 8 election, but they lost many of their races. Instead, voters gave pro-life Republicans control of both U.S. houses and the presidency, making efforts such as the defunding of Planned Parenthood and protections for unborn babies a real possibility.
In typical Hollywood fashion, celebrity abortion supporters are responding with public support and donations to the abortion chain. Singer Katy Perry announced this week that she donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood, ABC News reports.
In a message on Instagram, Perry said she wants to put her words into action, and she urged other people to support Planned Parenthood, too.
“There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government,” she wrote. “I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.”
She said the abortion chain helped her to “focus on my dreams and us[e] my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path.
“I know what it’s like to need help,” Perry continued. “I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance.”
The abortion chain currently receives about half a billion taxpayer dollars every year, despite performing about 320,000 abortions annually – more than any other group in the United States. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama blocked recent efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos exposing its baby body parts harvesting trade. But defunding the abortion chain seems a very real possibility with Donald Trump in the White House and Republican majorities in the House and Senate.
Though Trump has made some positive comments about Planned Parenthood, he consistently has said he would sign legislation to defund Planned Parenthood as long as it keeps doing abortions.
During a February interview with CBN’s David Brody, Trump said, “There are a lot of women taken care of by Planned Parenthood so we have to remember that but I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”
In September, Trump reiterated his commitment to this in a letter outlining pro-life policy specifics.
“I am committed to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women,” Trump said in the letter.
Planned Parenthood has been caught in numerous scandals involving potentially illegal sales of aborted babies’ body parts, possible Medicaid fraud and failures to report sexual abuse of minors. The tax money Planned Parenthood receives is not supposed to be used for abortions, but evidence indicates that some of its abortion facilities are.