Nearly $2.8 million donated to Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2016 throughout the United States was by local chapters of the charity United Way, and according to a new report from a conservative charity watchdog, funded an estimated 2,901 abortions.
The United Way website maintains that “United Way Worldwide does not control funding decisions by local United Ways,” and that less than 3% of those local chapters actually support Planned Parenthood facilities, or “less than one tenth of one percent of total United Way revenue.”
The United Way website also claims the group’s mission is only to improve people’s income, health and education worldwide via a handful of charitable volunteer programs and ventures.
In a report released this week by 2ndVote, they found that the amount of money chapters in 29 states gave to Planned Parenthood chapters increased by $166,000 between 2015 and 2016. 2ndVote also found that of the chapters donating to Planned Parenthood, 4.9% are comprised of United Way chapters, much higher than what the website is currently quoting on their website.
“Interestingly, four of the top five states in which abortion-funding United Way chapters are located are ‘battleground’ election states — Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida,” the report says. “Only New York breaks into the top five as a typically partisan liberal state.”
In a comprehensive breakdown of United Way chapters in every state that was released by 2ndVote, the chapters are identified as either having donated or not having donated each year, dating back to the tax year of 2013–noting specific dollar amounts, specifically which Planned Parenthoods received the donations, and totals for each state.
In the fiscal year 2016-2017, Planned Parenthood received over $543 million from the federal government, more than $532 in private donations and $318 million in private revenue, according to its most recent annual report.
That alone killed 321,384 unborn babies via abortion.
Take a minute to let that number really sink in. 321,384 lives snuffed out.
Pro-life Radiance Foundation details on their website that under CEO Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood’s most recent leader, abortions that were performed grew almost 11% while actual medical services offered and performed on women sharply declined. Pap tests screenings dropped by 72%, breast cancer screenings by 62%, and prenatal care by 30%.
“This important research highlights just how irresponsible some corporations are,” 2ndVote said of its latest findings. “Donating to Planned Parenthood-supporting United Way chapters should make those chapters anathema to responsible corporate funders. Yet they slide on by.”
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