It was just a couple days ago that conservative Americans were excited to hear President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy that prohibits foreign federal funds from going to groups that promote or perform abortions. Afterall, Project Veritas gave us enough evidence to last a lifetime about the butcher of an organization called Planned Parenthood. For President Trump to stop federal funds from going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, he was sending a loud message that his pro-life administration and policies were being implemented.
Sadly if you haven’t heard, there was a restaurant chain stepping up to offer proceeds and help with funds for Planned Parenthood and you’re not going to like it! It’s that nice family restaurant that serves a Tex-Mex-style cuisine, called Chili’s. That’s right!
In Kentucky and Indiana an independent franchise partner offered vouchers for a ‘give back program’ to support Planned Parenthood, until pro-life advocates stepped up and this happened!
Chili’s restaurants has cancelled a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that was being held at locations across two states after pro-life people complained.
In an exclusive report a LifeNews.com yesterday, Chili’s restaurants in two states were coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation.
According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chili’s locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good whether people purchasing food at Chili’s dine in the restaurant or order food to go. According to the voucher, Chili’s will donate to Planned Parenthood 15% of the meal purchase between now and the end of March.
Today, the corporate office of Chili’s restaurants reached out to LifeNews.com with information that the Planned Parenthood fundraiser has been cancelled. Chili’s told LifeNews that the decision to engage in the Planned Parenthood fundraiser was made by a local franchise partner not by the national corporate office.
“At Chili’s, we have a longstanding history and take pride in giving back to unite our local communities together. We recognize every community is unique, and encourage our restaurant managers and franchise partners to support causes that help bring communities together and leave a positive impact on our valued Guests, neighbors, friends and families we serve,” Chili’s Grill & Bar told LifeNews.
“Yesterday, we learned that an independent franchise partner of Chili’s in Indiana and Kentucky made the decision to host a Chili’s Give Back Event on behalf of Planned Parenthood Indiana and Kentucky. While our franchise partner had the best intentions; we have received growing feedback and concern from community members regarding the Give Back Event,” the restaurant chain continued. “This feedback does not reflect Chili’s focus on bringing communities together and the event was never intended to be viewed as a partisan event or political statement, therefore we, along with our franchise partner, have decided to cancel the event. ”
“We will more clearly communicate the focus of Chili’s charitable giving efforts, so that our restaurant managers and franchise partners can feel empowered to support local organizations that bring communities together,” Chili’s added.
This is not the first time that Chili’s has been involved in potential donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A Chili’s restaurant in California initially set up a fundraiser for a local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic but eventually cancelled it after pro-life advocates complained.
It is good to hear that the ‘power of the people’ and the ‘power of the purse’ have consequences for those businesses that do not support conservative values. Just ask Target what happened to their business after they implemented ‘transgender washroom’ policies? It’s nice to see that your voice matters! Your business matters! Welcome to Chili’s!