Pop Star Katy Perry Donates $10,000 to Planned Parenthood Over Concerns Org Could Be Defunded

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Pop star Katheryn Hudson, who goes by the name Katy Perry, announced on Friday that she had donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood over concerns that the organization could be defunded by the government under the new presidency.

“It’s time to turn words into action,” she wrote on social media. “There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government.”

Perry said that she was donating to Planned Parenthood because of the information she received on sexual activity as a youth, stating that her parents had sheltered her from the subject.

“I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing,” she advised. “I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.”

Perry suggested that she might not have been the musical celebrity that she is today without the organization.

“Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family,” she wrote. “Without this education, I may have had a different life path.”

“I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future,” Perry said. “Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other.”

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Perry had been a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and sang at several Clinton rallies this year. Her Planned Parenthood post generated 252,000 likes on Instagram alone.

As previously reported, Perry is the daughter of evangelical minister Keith Hudson. She began singing as a Contemporary Christian artist at age 15, and released her first national album in 2001.

“He’ll prevail in the midst of all my sin and temptations,” Perry, then known as Katy Hudson, sang out on the song “Faith Won’t Fail,” featured on her self-titled debut album.

In an interview with CCM (Contemporary Christian Music Magazine), she stated that one her musical influences was Keith Green, who was known to be bold in his lyrical witness for Christ.

However, in 2007, Perry signed with with the secular label Capitol Records, and released her first single, “I Kissed a Girl,” which rose to the number one position on the secular pop charts. The popularity of Perry’s single brought continued national attention until she became one of the most well-known pop artists in the secular music industry. She later announced that she no longer professed to be a Christian.

“I don’t believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne,” Perry told Marie Claire Magazine in 2013. “I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God.”

Her parents have stated that they do not agree with all the choices that their daughter has made during her career.

In a book proposal by Perry’s mother, which was shopped in 2011, Mary Hudson reportedly outlined a number of concerns to set the record straight about her feelings.

“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her,” she wrote. “One part of my heart soared … [but] the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh.”

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  • TheBottomline4This

    This girl has claimed to be a Christian.
    The more public sins she does the more it proves she isn’t a Christian.
    Keep pleasing satan Katy.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Has she really claimed to be a Christian? I know she did a satanic ceremony at some awards show and says her parents’ Pentecostal beliefs are not her own.

      • TheBottomline4This

        I’ve seen it somewhere in the past. Never believed it given her choices. I’m not saying Christians are perfect, but there are things overtime that reveal if one is a true Christian or a false proclaimer.
        I always use the analogy that bank tellers become so familiar with dealing with real money that when a fake bill comes through, they can usually spot it.

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Thanks for the response. Have you been following any of this spirit cooking stuff? Perry’s involved in that as well.

          • TheBottomline4This

            What in the world is “spirit cooking”?

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It’s something that was talked about in the Podesta emails. Listen, you have to look it up, but first pray to be covered in the blood of Christ. There are you tubes and articles about it. It’s really sick. Regardless of what you or anyone else may think of Trump, it’s God’s grace that Hillary and her spirit cooking didn’t get in there.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I thank God that woman lost. She will never have that opportunity again 🙂

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Some churches were handling out fliers about spirit cooking and the Podesta emails. I really think that inspired many to go out and vote Trump.

      • Puppy

        Katy Perry USED to be Christian, her parents are evangelical ministers it’s why they spoke out and asked Christians to pray for their daughter, she makes ” devil” music.. Before she soul her soul to be wealthy and famous, have the world in her hands she was a Gospel Singer.

      • Puppy

        Katy Perry, has already denounce her Christian faith, she doesn’t believe in Heaven or Hell, or GOD sitting on his throne, she believes in a higher power, but she’s not Buddhist, she’s not Hindu, she’s not Christian, but still feel like I she has a deep connection with God.

  • Reason2012

    There were people who donated to and carried out Hitler’s work of_killing those he convinced others were not human beings. Still going on today – just a different group of human beings they teach the evil lie that they’re not human beings to promote their genocide.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Good point. Anyone who supports Abortion, is no better than Hitler. Shame on them!!!

  • sammy13

    “It’s time to turn words into action,” and I agree. Stop the funding NOW.

    How stupid can one person be? What with our public education, libraries full of books, and trash on TV and in the movies, this person had no clue? “I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.”

    Maybe this woman should educate herself and research another woman by the name of Sanger.

    • Tux

      Yeah a lot of celebrities are quite dumb – Perry is the perfect example.

  • Bill

    Well its too bad her mother didn’t have an abortion

  • hytre64✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “It’s time to turn words into action,” she wrote on social media.
    Absolutely correct – It is time for CHRISTIANS to stop funding entertainers promote Anti-Christian Songs, and Anti-Christian actions (ex: Abortions).