Planned Parenthood supporters in Brooklyn, New York lined up outside a tattoo parlor Wednesday to show their support for the abortion chain with permanent ink.
According to the Huffington Post, several tattoo artists in Brooklyn donated their time and offered discount tattoos to raise money for Planned Parenthood. The event, “Tattoo To Protect Your Parts,” included suggested tattoos showing women protesting, coat hangers and the slogan “My body, my choice.”
The report said “hundreds” lined up outside the Magic Cobra Tattoo Society in Greepoint, which hosted the pro-abortion fundraiser, but only 80 were able to get tattoos in the time allotted. A similar event is planned in Los Angeles.
“We didn’t want to sit around and watch all our rights erode,” organizer Laura Matthei told the news outlet. “We wanted to do something instead of sitting and whining and crying about it, which sometimes of course I do. Even though we are in a liberal state, there are local and state representatives voting against reproductive rights. … We need to put on the pressure right now.”
Brooklyn resident Eman Rimawi said she got a tattoo Wednesday because “it’s nobody’s business what I’m doing with my body but my own.”
It’s an odd way for abortion advocates to show their support, given that in some states it is legal for a minor to get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge or permission but not a tattoo. Planned Parenthood opposes legislation to require parental involvement in a minor’s abortion.
Planned Parenthood performs about 320,000 abortions a year and receives about half a billion taxpayer dollars annually from the government.
Last month, a congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded. The lawmakers recommended that Congress defund the abortion company as a result of the problematic actions they uncovered.
State and federal lawmakers, elected by the American people, are moving to defund the abortion giant and redirect tax dollars to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care without doing abortions. This would ensure women and families have access to quality health care, while stopping tax dollars from funding abortion groups.
U.S. Senators introduced a federal bill to defund the abortion business last week.
Recent polls also indicate Americans support the defunding efforts. New polling found 56 percent of Americans in battleground states want Planned Parenthood defunded.
Planned Parenthood recently was exposed for not providing prenatal care, despite its claims otherwise, and only providing ultrasounds in preparation for abortions. It also has been caught in numerous scandals involving possible Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Women also reported being lied to and pressured to have abortions at Planned Parenthood. Other reports are even more disturbing. In 2014, a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Illinois paid $2 million to the family of a young women who died from a botched abortion in one of its abortion clinics. Other reports indicate other women also have been injured or died along with their unborn babies from alleged botched abortions at Planned Parenthoods.