Planned Parenthood sure knows how to spend money.
Not on important health care services for women, such as mammograms or prenatal care, but on elaborate, celebrity-studded parties and events that promote its abortion business.
On Tuesday, the abortion chain threw a posh 100th anniversary gala in New York City with numerous celebrities and politicians in attendance.
Among them were Meryl Streep, Tina Fey and Scarlett Johansson, The Associated Press reports. Others included Ed Helms of “The Office,” America Ferrera, Chelsea Handler, Jackie Cruz of “Orange is the New Black,” Julianne Moore, singer Halsey, Candice Accola and film producer Harvey Weinstein, according to various reports.
The event looked more like a red carpet awards show than a celebration for a group that claims to be an essential health care provider to low-income women. Wait staff in white served a specialty cocktail called “toxic masculinity,” huge clusters of balloons floated on the ceiling bathed in pink light, and jumbo screens displayed the words “100 Years Strong: The celebration of a century.”
Celebrity news groups snapped photos of the stars in their designer outfits, while quite a few liberal and mainstream news outlets covered the event as if it was important news.
Journalists with Variety and The Hollywood Reporter tweeted these photos:
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 3, 2017
it’s all very pretty in pink at Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary gala! and yes, that cocktail is called Toxic Masculinity. pic.twitter.com/bRPssp304h
— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) May 3, 2017
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received her second award from the abortion chain during the gala. The abortion chain declared Clinton its “Champion of the Century.”
“As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we’ve fought so hard for over the last century,” Clinton said. “I mean, could you believe those photos of men around that conference table deciding how to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care?”
Clinton lost the presidential election, despite strong support and expectations from the abortion chain. Planned Parenthood spent more than $30 million to help Clinton and other pro-abortion candidates get elected.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards also was involved heavily in Clinton’s campaign, traveling to dozens of states to stump for her. Clinton supported the abortion group’s hopes of forcing taxpayers to directly fund abortions, and she promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth, if elected.
Shonda Rhimes, a writer and producer for “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” also received an award Tuesday for pushing abortion advocacy through entertainment. LifeNews recently reported that Rhimes also received a personal invitation from the CEO of Planned Parenthood to sit on its national board.
Two years ago, her show “Scandal” drew massive criticism after it celebrated main character Olivia Pope’s abortion to the tune of “Silent Night.” The episode was a sickening hour-long “advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” Alexa Moutevelis wrote for Newsbusters at the time.
Streep, Ferrera, Handler and other stars also spoke during the gala.
Despite all its talk about “health care,” abortion is central to Planned Parenthood. The group aborts more than 300,000 unborn babies every single year.
The real health care that it provides is minimal. Planned Parenthoods do not provide mammograms and very few provide prenatal care; and those that provide ultrasounds appear to only do so for abortion purposes.