2ndVote, the conservative consumer advocacy organization, announced the release of the latest research on United Way’s funding for Planned Parenthood.
“Last year, 2ndVote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” said spokesman Robert Kuykendall. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to Planned Parenthood every year.”
2ndVote’s ‘Pro-Life Guide to United Way’, which was originally released in 2015, lists over 1,200 United Way affiliates by state and provides the dollar amounts and links to the documentation for each donation to Planned Parenthood. Analysis of IRS Form 990 filings for 2013 and 2014 showed 76 local United Way affiliates that made contributions to Planned Parenthood.
“Our investigation found eight additional United Way organizations that have financial relationships with Planned Parenthood as more financial documentation has been made available. Some of the contribution amounts are in the six-figure range and conservatives who are considering support for United Way’s work will want to make sure that their charitable donations don’t help fund the world’s largest abortion provider.”
“Financial support for Planned Parenthood from nonprofits like United Way helps fund an organization that engages in repulsive practices and is an advocate for policies that allow the destruction of innocent lives,” said Kuykendall.
The research for this update was conducted using the most recent Form 990 filings of United Way affiliates. At the time of publication, updated 990s for 9% of the previous donors to Planned Parenthood were not yet available.