United Way’s “Defense” of Planned Parenthood Funding: “Only a Small Number” of Chapters Are Doing It

United Way’s “Defense” of Planned Parenthood Funding: “Only a Small Number” of Chapters Are Doing It

Last week, 2ndVote released data showing that about 2,900 abortions are funded by United Way chapters through Planned Parenthood donations. The good news is that there are fewer chapters donating to the slaughter of the unborn; the bad news is that more money (over $2.7 million!) is going to Planned Parenthood from United Way chapters.

The worst news is that United Way is brushing off the funding. From its new statement about the funding:

Out of 1,129 local United Ways in the United States, only a small number (less than 3 percent) provide direct support to Planned Parenthood. The amount of financial support represents less than one tenth of one percent of total United Way revenue.

Rather than put a stop to abortion funding, or at least distance itself from the abortion donations, United Way tries to say that the small number of abortion-backing chapters means it’s no big deal. Just as concerning, they misled those who read their statement about what Planned Parenthood funding pays for:

Several local United Way partners provide professional family and individual counseling services. Local United Way-funded pregnancy related programs focus on community health maintenance (e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation) and strengthening services like counseling and family life education.

2ndVote’s analysis shows that the actual number of chapters which donate to Planned Parenthood is closer to five percent — but it hardly matters. Planned Parenthood donations are used to fund abortions, and each United Way dollar which goes to Planned Parenthood is responsible for the murder of an unborn child. Money is fungible, and any argument to the contrary is simply dishonest.

Don’t let United Way get away with dissembling what its chapters are doing. Hold them accountable by letting them know they need to stop funneling charity dollars to abortion!

See if your local United Way organization is donating to Planned Parenthood with our Pro-Life Guide to United Way.

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