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The WNBA and Planned Parenthood Team Up to “Take a Stand” Against Trump

Apparently, there is no female empowerment without government-funded abortion.

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Apparently, there is no female empowerment without government-funded abortion.

At least, this is how the WNBA feels as they announce they’ve teamed up with Planned Parenthood to “empower girls and women” to have continued access to on-demand abortion without apology.

The move comes in the wake of a surprise announcement from the Trump administration that they’ll be working to stop the flow of federal funding to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, which receives $1.3 million in federal funding each year.

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The WNBA, in a campaign they’re calling “Take a Seat, Take a Stand,” will be donating $5 of every ticket purchase to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion women’s organizations such as The United State of Women, It’s On Us, the gay advocacy group GLSEN, Bright Pink, and MENTOR, according to Breitbart.

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“For 22 years, the WNBA and its players – women playing at the highest level of their sport – have stood up as role models for millions of women and girls,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders in a statement. “With ‘Take a Seat, Take a Stand,’ we are proud to come together as a league to stand with our partner organizations, our fans and the many inspiring women raising their voices for change in the current women’s movement.”

Planned Parenthood, in turn, expressed their gratitude to the WNBA:

“We’re so grateful the WNBA is standing up for the 2.4 million patients who rely on Planned Parenthood and supporting issues that affect the health, well-being, and success of women and girls,” said Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Players have used their platforms to bring attention to inequality and, through ‘Take a Seat, Take a Stand,’ the WNBA is giving fans an opportunity to join them in the fight for social change.”

The pro-life crowd, understandably so, were critical of this move by a sports organization many had forgotten even existed.

“If you needed more proof that the WNBA is lame,” pro-life blogger Matt Walsh said in response to the WNBA’s announcement.

“On the bright side,” one of his followers reassured, “that means that the new donations heading into PP from this policy will be rather minuscule considering the massive popularity and soaring ticket sales of the WNBA…”

Fair point.

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Maxine Waters Escapes Censure, Goes on MSNBC to Gloat

It certainly doesn’t appear as though Waters has learned her lesson.

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Maxine Waters is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to her vision of the role of violence in the political process. Back in 2018, the California Congresswoman told a group of constituents that they should confront staffers for then-President Donald Trump. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Then, just days ahead of the jury’s deliberations in the Derek Chauvin trial, Waters again suggested that Americans should be “more confrontational” regarding the case. This comment drew widespread criticism from her colleagues in Congress, and Maxine was soon facing a censure by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Now that this effort to admonish Waters has failed, the longtime Democrat seemed to take a victory lap on MSNBC. On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Tuesday, Waters knocked the censure efforts led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. The vote to table McCarthy’s censure resolution was 216-210 and split along party lines. “Of course, I’m criticized all the time, and of course, the Republicans make a target of me, but as you know, I am passionate on these issues,” Waters told host Joy Reid. “I’m so sorry that it causes pain oftentimes with my colleagues. Many times they’re in these districts where they are frightened, where they have a lot of racism, where they haven’t moved to the point that they can have a decent conversation about these issues and sometimes it’s very difficult for them. “But they stood up with me today,” she added. “They put…

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A Political Cartoon By A.F. Branco Exclusively for Flag and Cross ©2021

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A Political Cartoon By A.F. Branco Exclusively for Flag and Cross ©2021 See more A.F. Branco cartoons on his website Comically Incorrect.  

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