Trying to claim the moral high ground, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood created a new social media campaign this week to make it look like it receives a lot of religious support.
In essence, the abortion group is saying: “Look! We’re a great cause. Religious people support us, and you should, too!”
Just ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood is responsible for destroying the lives of about 320,000 unborn babies each year – something most religious people find morally repugnant.That it has been caught covering up sexual abuse of minors and lying to women. Or that it currently is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The “People of Faith Support Birth Control Access” campaign is a project of Planned Parenthood Action, the abortion chain’s fundraising arm. It features a series of religious memes to be shared by people in major world religions and Christian denominations, including Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, evangelical, Jewish and Muslim.
Planned Parenthood’s Clergy Advocacy Board promoted the memes, saying, “This attack is the latest example of a sustained campaign to impose negative and narrowly held religious perspectives into the private lives of Americans.”
The Federalist reports the campaign, barely a day old, already has been met with a huge backlash on social media.
“The responses from faithful Christians to these ads have been loud and powerful. Average people, pastors, mothers, parents, an children, all are coming together to tell PP that they’re not okay with the names of their churches being used in this way,” Holly Scheer wrote.
Usually, I recommend avoiding the comments section online. They can be full of horrible examples of how awful people can be to each other when a screen separates them. The hundreds and hundreds of comments on these posts, however, tell a different comments story. They’re full of people standing up for their faith, for others who can’t defend themselves, and contain words of encouragement and hope. PP Action might have been trying to show that religious people can support their cause, but they’ve demonstrated the exact opposite.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the United States. Late last week, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice launched a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood and other groups associated with the trafficking of aborted baby body parts.