WNBA Team to Fundraise for Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood

SEATTLE, Wash. — A chapter of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has decided to partner with the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood by hosting a pre-game rally and donating a portion of the game’s ticket sales to the organization.

“Access to affordable, quality health care, including a full range of reproductive care, is a critical precondition for anyone — especially girls and women, to pursue their dreams and grow into their best selves,” Seattle Storm Co-owner Dawn Trudeau of Force 10 Hoops said in a press release. “The essential services provided by Planned Parenthood make the organization a natural ally and partner for the Storm.”

Force 10 Hoops has organized a “Stand with Planned Parenthood” rally on July 18, which will take place prior to the Storms’ game against the Chicago Sky at the KeyArena West Plaza. $5 of every ticket sold for the Chicago Sky game will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI).

The group will also host an online auction next month to raise money for the organization.

According to the outlet Think Progress, Trudeau, as well as co-owners Lisa Brummel and Ginny Gilder, approached the Planned Parenthood chapter to inquire how the two organizations could partner with one another.

“We are proud to work alongside the Storm and their efforts in leveling the playing field for women and girls,” Christine Charbonneau, CEO of PPGNHI, told the Seattle Times. “Right now, we are seeing a relentless effort to roll back progress for women. Being in this fight alongside our supporters and the Storm is an honor.”

However, some find the development to be troubling.

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“Another sports organization wading into political waters,” 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey remarked in a statement. “This time, the WNBA will support the top abortion provider in the United States. The Bible is clear that abortion is murder. This is the first time in sports that a team will support murder.”

Trudeau said that she was aware that some would oppose the move, but chose to move forward anyway.

“We considered the blowback,” she said. “This is something that we have been very thoughtful about doing. We’re doing this to help make sure that all women and girls have access to health care.”

As previously reported, Planned Parenthood’s newly-released annual report shows that the number of abortions performed by the organization last year was the highest since 2011, while the number of women using Planned Parenthood’s services in general continues to be the lowest in a decade.

The group’s tally showed that Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions during the 2015-2016 fiscal year, and 2.8 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control, down nearly one million from 2012 (2.9 million in 2014, 3.5 million in 2013 and 3.7 million in 2012).

Only 9,419 women obtained prenatal care as many Planned Parenthood locations do not offer the service, and just 2,073 mothers obtained miscarriage care. Only 2,024 adoption referrals were provided compared to the 328,348 abortions performed.

While the provision of contraceptives was down and abortion was up, the organization’s taxpayer funding was also up to $554 million from $553 million the year before, and $528 million in 2013, which equated to 41 percent of its total income. It also received $257 million in private contributions.

$45 million of Planned Parenthood’s income was used for sex education—down three million from the year prior—and $38 million was used for public policy, or to influence the nation’s laws. Despite its expenditures, it still garnered a $77 million dollar profit, labeled as “excess of revenue,” up from $58 million in 2014.

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  • Oboehner

    And part of the proceeds from the 2 people who actually follow the WNBA…

    • Dan

      That many?

      • Oboehner

        I was being kind.

  • Robert

    Brood sows are thought of better than these so called women.

  • What is actually going on here is, WNBA team to fundraise for Satan’s abortion giant Planned Murderhood.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    why is it that “Planned Parenthood” that says it offers women a “choice” ……. only has ONE CHOICE to offer ……. murder ……. and the WNBA wants to destroy all their future players ….. evil truly is a self defeating and self destructive ideology ……….

  • Cady555

    Contraception helps prevent abortion. Those who truly want to decrease abortion advocate for improved access to effective, long term contraception.

    • Robert

      Instead of family’s with Empty quivers why not Just trust God more.? If he blessed you with a child do you think he will not bless you with the means to take care of the child?

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Because God has never given anyone a reason to.

      • Cady555

        Given the number of children hungry in America right now, and the number of children who have died of starvation around the globe this week, I am quite confident no god magically steps in to bless anyone with the means to take care of even one child.

        If your god has this power, it would be kinda nice if he would use it now it and then.

        In the meantime, contraception is proven to reduce the number of abortions.

  • Robert

    these women are sealing their own fate as well. And that’s not acceptable either . they deserve the hell they most certainly have worked over time to earn. yet God is patient with them to not wanting them there either, because of Jesus his perfect Son dying for these sins to. They wallow in death like pigs when they could have life in Christ.