Support for the March of Dimes is rapidly declining as reports have surfaced of relationships in two southern states with Planned Parenthood – an organization under national fire for allegedly selling baby parts.
The Daily Signal reports that organization is facing criticism from its supporters for donations to local chapters made to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The controversy comes amid the release of undercover videos about Planned Parenthood’s alleged sale of aborted fetal body parts. Lawmakers in Washington have vowed to cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood in response to the scandal.
A WND EXCLUSIVE Story says A top fundraiser for the March of Dimes in two Southern states has been ousted after questioning her employer on whether it has ties to Planned Parenthood’s business of supplying aborted babies for scientific research.
The March of Dimes has always said publicly that it has no involvement in the abortion industry and “no relationship” with Planned Parenthood. It remains “neutral” politically on the issue of abortion, it says on its website.
The MOD slogan is “A Fighting Chance for Every Baby.” It raises nearly $200 million annually for research into cures for birth defects and premature births.
Joy Barr, who served three years as community director for the MOD’s Augusta, Georgia, and Aiken-Sumter, South Carolina, offices, personally raised more than $250,000 for the organization.
But she discovered the group, founded in 1938 to support healthy newborns, is hiding dark secrets from the public and its donors.
March of Dimes, whose mission is to “help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies,” was forced to “set the record straight” about its ties to Planned Parenthood after supporters voiced outrage about the donations.
The uproar began shortly after The Daily Signal published 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.
So far, no truth to the rumor that the March of Dimes has been cut back to a nickel…