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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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