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Drop in the Bucket: WNBA Team Raises Money for Local Planned Parenthood ‘Business’ Already Raking in $47MM/Year

Last night, the Seattle Storm of the WNBA hosted a Planned Parenthood Night for the Storm, which included a “Stand with Planned Parenthood” rally before the team’s game with the Chicago Sky.

The event was organized by the Storm’s owners who pledged to donate $5 of every ticket sold to the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI).

Interestingly, this Planned Parenthood affiliate is FLUSH with cash. The most recent annual report from PPGNHI shows the abortionist took in over $47 million in revenues for that year. [article continues after the break]

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The leadership at this affiliate also appears to do quite well. In 2014, PPGNHI President and CEO Christine Charbonneau received a reported $341,485 in compensation. Twelve other employees are reported having incomes over the 6-figure mark as well.

Despite the false narrative about being a mere provider of vital services for the uninsured and the 501(c)3 non-profit status, PPGNHI isn’t exactly giving away “healthcare” for free. 56% of annual revenues come from “patient services” (including abortions), which would seem the organization operates more like a business than a charity.

Why does a professional sports franchise need to funnel its fans’ dollars to support a multi-million dollar abortion business? Essentially, the Storm’s support for Planned Parenthood is ideological and political.

“Stand with Planned Parenthood” is a brand of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the abortionist’s 501(c)4, which is working to prevent the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Preceding last night’s game, the three owners of the Storm joined a “Stand With Planned Parenthood” rally outside the arena. Also, four Storm players participated in a promotional video for IStandwithPP.org, the website for Planned Parenthood Action’s “Stand with” initiative.

The most important money trail to follow in this whole story is the flow of dollars from last night’s fundraiser to Planned Parenthood’s political efforts in the Seattle area. The annual report cited above says, “Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii is a 501(c)4 nonprofit financially supported by 501(c)3 Planned Parenthood affiliates, including PPGNHI in all of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington.” This organization is the local affiliate of Planned Parenthood Action.

The connections and affiliations, while complex, show us clearly how dollars, whether they originally come from corporations, taxpayers, or private donations, ultimately end up funding Planned Parenthood’s political agenda to fight Pro-Life policies and more.

To see more corporations that directly fund Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, click here.