Donations to Planned Parenthood Go Up Since Trump Elected

by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  November 14, 2016   

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DETROIT ( - Planned Parenthood is reporting record donations since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

Planned Parenthood and abortion activists are claiming there has been an outpouring of support for the child-killing organization since its funding is now almost officially in question.

Since President-elect Trump has pledged to defund the abortion giant, people have been flooding the organization with online donations and requests for long-acting abortifacients like the intrauterine device (IUD).

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards commented that people have even been dropping off baked goods at its abortion mills throughout the country.

Some people — including actors Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn — have made their donations in the name of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, an ardent pro-life advocate. Certificates and thanks for the donations are being sent to Pence's office.

In 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demanded that the Obama administration provide documentation showing how much money Planned Parenthood and other abortion-promoting organizations receive from the federal government. The report shows that in a three-year period, between 2010 and 2012, Planned Parenthood received more than $1.5 billion dollars — about $500 million each year. All of this is in spite of the Hyde Amendment, which forbids taxpayer money being spent on abortions. The amendment, however, is more of a guideline rather than a law.

In September Trump sent a letter to pro-life leaders making several pledges to protect unborn children: He is pledging to nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court; sign the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" forbidding abortions after 20 weeks; defund Planned Parenthood "as long as they continue to perform abortions"; and make the Hyde Amendment "permanent law."

Vice President-elect Mike Pence commented, "We'll see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs."

Many states have made efforts to block tax money from going to Planned Parenthood, but in almost every case a federal judge has overturned the law, asserting that it violates a person's right to accessible healthcare. It's unknown how successful Trump and Pence will be in fulfilling their pro-life pledges.

There is currently a petition with more than 20,000 signatures asking Trump to keep his pro-life pledges.


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