After I walked last year, my mother and grandmother both informed me that March of Dimes has been boycotted by those who are pro-life for decades. I was shocked to hear this because it seems like such a wonderful organization! After doing some research, I was very saddened to discover that they support Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider). That in itself was enough to make me say "No, thank you." I know people think that Planned Parenthood is this amazing organization that does so much more for women than just providing abortion. Read about the 9 things you should know about Planned Parenthood - which reveals their true agenda. There are many others reasons why I do not support Planned Parenthood (such as the fact that it was founded by a racist eugenicist named Margaret Sanger), but that is another post in itself. The MOD says the money they give to PP doesn't fund abortions, but I wouldn't give money to even pay the electricity bill to keep that place operating. MOD says they are "neutral" on the abortion issue. The way I see it, not taking a stand is taking a stand. I don't see how an organization that is for babies can also be against them? Being for life should mean being for-every-life, both born and unborn, wanted and "unwanted."
We recognize that some of the things MOD has done are great, but their support of embryonic stem cell research, fetal tissue research, and abortion as an alternative to prenatal abnormalities is as anti-life as you can get.
Instead of explaining all this myself, I will link you to the articles I read which can help further your understanding:
- March of Dimes in Their Own Words
- March of Dimes, other top charities support Planned Parenthood in opposing religious freedom
- March of Dimes: Friend or Foe to the Babies?
- March of Dimes and abortion
- Read this powerful post written by a blog friend of mine whose precious daughter had anencephaly
There are many non-profits such as the United Way and the Susan G. Komen Foundation that donate to Planned Parenthood. If you ever want information and a complete list of which non-profits support Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, please visit Life Decisions International’s website. Life Decisions International does a great job of keeping an updated list on the various organizations that directly support the abortion industry.
Pray that more pro-life alternatives to the March of Dimes will become available!
*Update several hours after first posting: When I posted this, I wasn't expecting to win a popularity contest for it. I have lost at least one blog follower and have received some not-so-nice comments (which I've chosen to delete for they were not uplifting or edifying). I want to remind everyone reading this that this is my blog and I can share whatever I want. If you don't like it, you don't have to be here. I am pro-life and this blog has a lot of pro-life material on it. Please do not attack me or say mean things to me for stating my beliefs. And people deserve to know who and what MOD supports. I am just trying to give people the truth so they can make their own decision on whether or not they want to support this organization. I also said above that I in no way judge anyone for walking or raising money because yes, it's true, MOD does do good...however, I cannot justify supporting the good they do in light of the bad. As a friend said to me earlier, not all good works are God-honoring. I don't judge others for supporting them so please do not judge me for not supporting them. As a pro-life, post-abortive woman, this is where I stand in my beliefs and I will not make exceptions.