(Tea Party 247) – The Green Bay Packers Foundation is drawing much-deserved criticism after awarding a grant to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Now, you may be anti-abortion and still think it could be a bit dramatic to assert that these efforts echo the actions and beliefs of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, who was adamant that her efforts were meant, in part, to control the populations of poor black and Latino Americans in the progressive era of the 30s.
But when you hear why they wanted to donate this grant to the nation’s biggest abortion mill, you might see why I’m leaning this way.
The group Pro-Life Wisconsin first drew attention to the Packers’ grant, which, as the team’s foundation explained, was meant to help “Latino families.”
To help them not have babies, of course.
“If the Green Bay Packers Foundation truly wanted to promote families and ensure the safety of children, they would not be financially investing in an organization that violently destroys children’s lives each and every day,” said Pro-Life Wisconsin in a Facebook post Sunday:
If the Green Bay Packers Foundation truly wanted to promote families and ensure the safety of children, they would not…
The pro-life group also created a petition which explains:
The Green Bay Packers Foundation was founded in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins with a mission to ‘support charities possessing one or more of the following goals: perpetuates a community environment that promotes families and the competitive value of athletics; contributes to player and fan welfare; ensures the safety and education of children; and/or prevents cruelty to animals.’
The grant awarded to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Inc, Milwaukee, directly contradicts this mission.
Dan Miller, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW) said in a letter to the Green Bay Packers Foundation:
Any perceived benefit Planned Parenthood provides to society is wiped out every time they kill a baby, which in their case is 4,639 times a year in Wisconsin alone. In just one day, they wipe out the approximate equivalent of an entire football team.
Pro-Life Wisconsin also noted that, with the grant to Planned Parenthood, the Packers are engaging in “unintended racist implications.”
The CCmáS initiative funded by the Green Bay Packers Foundation is not serving the Latino population of southeastern…
“If Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin truly wants to help, it can refrain from killing 8.6% of the Hispanic population as it has done for nearly five decades,” they declare.
Aaron Popkey, director of public affairs for the Packers, shot back in a statement:
The grant you reference is for Planned Parenthood of Milwaukee’s Cuidándonos Creceremos más Sanos (CCmáS) program, which means ‘growing healthier together.’ It is dedicated to reaching Latino families in southeastern Wisconsin, an underserved population, with language and culturally specific health education they would not normally receive. The Packers and the foundation certainly understand there are individuals who disagree with some aspect of one or more of the 2,800 organizations that have been supported since 1986. The organization respects those views. Grant applications are considered specific to their initiatives and do not necessarily imply endorsement of other actions by the organizations.
“Unfortunately this initiative (CCmáS) is not only tied to the state’s largest abortion provider, but furthermore continues to perpetuate the systemic racism that Planned Parenthood has promoted for over a century—something the Green Bay Packers Foundation has seemingly overlooked,” said Anna DeMeuse, Pro-Life Wisconsin communications director. “The Green Bay Packers Foundation’s defense of their egregious donation to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin shows just how out of touch they are with the reality of what Planned Parenthood stands for.”
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