Thursday, July 30, 2015

March of Dimes Admits Giving to Planned Parenthood

The March of Dimes??

Ever feel like nothing is real anymore, like you were living in a dream and just woke up to find everything is not what you always believed was true. I believed apart from all the other charitable organizations, The March of Dimes was above them all, claiming to respect life, conquer childhood disease and birth defects and seek to end premature birth and infant mortality.

The March of Dimes' motto is: A Fighting Chance for Every Baby. And Their Mission - from their website:  We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. 

Nothing makes sense anymore........
The uproar began after a list of 41 organizations that donate or have donated to Planned Parenthood through direct grants or matching employee gifts. Planned Parenthood featured the names of the groups on its website, but removed them after complaints from companies like Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Corp.
March of Dimes was included on the list due to a 2012 tax form showing a $22,760 grant to the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, one of the affiliates of the national organization.
This enraged many March of Dimes supporters and they flooded the organization’s Facebook page with complaints. That prompted March of Dimes to post this message:
To set the record straight, the March of Dimes does not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Additionally, the March of Dimes does not promote or fund abortion services, nor may foundation funds be used for directive counseling regarding abortion. Violation of this policy would be grounds for immediate cancellation of a grant or cooperative agreement. Since 2007, five local March of Dimes chapters have given local grants to Planned Parenthood exclusively for prenatal education.   
March of Dimes’ admission was met with an even bigger flurry of reaction on social media and has given a black eye to one of the most respected charity organizations. The March of Dimes should do some serious soul searching if they truly are a group that ‘funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality, as they have always claimed, and distant themselves from the evil dealers in death, and sellers of the parts of aborted babies.