WNBA To Support Planned Parenthood After Trump Cuts Funding

The WNBA in support of Planned Parenthood after the latest rule implemented by the Trump administration.

Women's Basketball

Recently, the Trump administration has resurrected a long standing rule that bans federally funded reproductive healthcare, and family planning clinics from discussing and providing abortion as an option for female patients.

Just hours after the announcement, WNBA President Lisa Borders tweeted a statement in support of Planned Parenthood, along with slamming our President with obvious anti-Trump rhetoric.

“The WNBA stands with Planned Parenthood against the Trump administration’s most recent attack on a woman’s right to affordable, safe and comprehensive health care,” WNBA president Lisa Borders said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood provides essential services for families and communities across the country and to support their critical work is to support all women.”

The rule being implemented by our current administration is just another step in the right direction for President Trump’s campaign pledge, making good on a promise to end the flow of federal tax dollars used as financial support for the largest abortion players in the United States.

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that the Trump administration is “recognizing that abortion is not family planning. This is family planning money.”

The WNBA plans on combating Trump’s decision on enforcing the women’s healthcare move by announcing a new program that will give financial support to reproductive healthcare organizations like Planned Parenthood.

On Thursday, Lisa Borders announced that the WNBA will be implementing the “Take A Seat, Take A Stand” campaign that promises to donate at least five dollars of every ticket sold, to one of six women’s healthcare organizations, including Planned Parenthood.

“For 22 years, the WNBA and its players — women playing at the highest level of their sport — have stood up as role models for millions of women and girls,”

“With ‘Take a Seat, Take a Stand,’ we are proud to come together as a league to stand with our partner organizations, our fans and the many inspiring women raising their voices for change in the current women’s movement.” WNBA President Lisa Borders said.

The WNBA has long been known for their history dealing with activism, which should bring people no surprise.  In 2016, teams were seen wearing black warm-ups to protest police shootings. To follow their pre-game protest, the entire league staged a media blackout due to fines for wearing their protest t-shirts.

The stunt produced by Lisa Borders and the WNBA is just another lame attempt to keep their league relevant in a professional sports market that is drowning FAST.