Earlier this month, the Green Bay Packers Foundation released the names of its annual grant fund recipients, and Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion provider — was on the list.
The GBPF gave away a record $2.05 million this year, most of which went to non-controversial charities. However, they did donate an undisclosed amount to Planned Parenthood Of Wisconsin, Inc., in Milwaukee.
The anti-abortion advocacy group Pro-Life Wisconsin said in a statement to LifeNews that the donation “directly contradicts” the mission of the GBPF, which is to “support charities possessing one or more of the following goals: perpetuates a community environment that promotes families and the competitive value of athletics; contributes to player and fan welfare; ensures the safety and education of children; and/or prevents cruelty to animals.”
“If the foundation truly wanted to promote families and ensure the safety of children, they would not be financially investing in an organization that violently destroys children’s lives each and every day,” read a statement from PLW. “Any perceived benefit Planned Parenthood provides to society is wiped out every time they kill a baby, which in their case is 4,639 times a year in Wisconsin alone. In just one day, they wipe out the approximate equivalent of an entire football team.”
Pro-Life Wisconsin is asking people to sign a petition to inform the GBPF “that profit off of the killing of innocent human life should never receive a cent.”
It’s possible the donation might not be well-received by Green Bay residents, 71 percent of whom identify with the Catholic Church, which is historically opposed to abortion.