April 29, 2012 12:44 PM
31 Gifts funding pro-Planned Parenthood groupsI was privileged to hear Abby Johnson last night - will write more about that later. She mentioned her reports on Thirty-One Gifts, which markets to Christian women (Proverbs 31):
Thirty-One Gifts Admits Funding Pro-Planned Parenthood Groups
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/20/12 12:45 PM
The Christian company Thirty-One Gifts has been the subject of considerable controversy this week because it is involved in funding organization that are partners with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Abby Johnson, the pro-life former Planned Parenthood abortion facility manager, first exposed the connections between Thirty-One Gifts and Planned Parenthood partners in a LifeNews blog post and Susan Michelle Tyrrell of the Bound4Life youth pro-life organization followed up with more information on the connections.
"Among its contributions to Planned Parenthood affiliated organizations are the YWCA, consistently on the Life Dynamics Planned Parenthood funding list, Girl Scouts, which has close ties to Planned Parenthood and some very explicit sexual teaching, and the Women's Fund of Central Ohio which not only funds Girl Scouts but also brags about its Planned Parenthood funding," Tyrrell said. "Without question Thirty-One Gives is funding places that provide abortions."
Now, Thirty-One Gifts has responded with a statement responding to the criticism.
Recently questions have been raised about Thirty-One and our philanthropy initiative, Thirty-One Gives. Thirty-One believes in celebrating, encouraging and rewarding women. Thirty-One Gives is our philanthropic initiative that ensures this mission is carried out through the celebration and empowerment of women and girls by strengthening their belief in themselves and strengthening their families ... actions that lead to purposeful and thriving lives.Read more at LifeNews.
Thank you for sharing this info with families --- we deserve to know when our dollars support groups who kill innocent children. May God bless you for all you do for LIFE!
Posted by: ProLifeMom | April 30, 2012 12:15 AM
I signed up to be a consultant a month ago and am sickened by this news. Emailing the company now and if they don't pull funding soon, I will be quitting. :(
Posted by: lindsay | April 30, 2012 9:46 AM
Lindsay, I am in the same boat. Composing a letter and praying about how to handle it. Will not continue to be a part of the business if things don't change. So sad. It had such potential.
Posted by: Kristin | May 15, 2012 2:44 PM
Lindsay and Kristin: What became of your inquiry to Thirty-One? I am a new consultant and just learned of this when a guest said they could not attend the party because 31 supported, indirectly, Planned Parenthood.
Posted by: BusyMom | September 25, 2012 11:38 PM