In a recent interview with HuffPost, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg revealed that she’s looking to pump $1 million of her own money into the political arm of America’s largest abortion provider.
“I think this is a very urgent moment where the rights and the choices and the basic health of the most vulnerable women — the women who have been marginalized, often women of color — are at stake,” she told told the left-leaning outlet in an interview about her donation to Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF). “And so all of us have to do our part to fight these draconian laws.”
This isn’t the first time the liberal billionaire Sandberg has opened up her personal checkbook for the abortion giant, having given another $1 million gift to the organization in the wake of President Trump’s 2017 inauguration. Former Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards thanked her for her “her longstanding, and now increased, support” to the organization.
However, in contrast to her previous 2017 gift, this donation is about tipping the political scales and is going to Planned Parenthood’s lobbying arm to help the organization campaign against pro-life politicians and policies from coast to coast.
“Planned Parenthood is going to fight back in the courts, in Congress, in the state houses, in the streets, for women’s health and rights,” Sandberg told Huffpost. “We all have to do everything we can to protect women.”
Following news of the gift, Planned Parenthood CEO and PPAF President Leana Wen thanked Sandberg “for her longstanding commitment to Planned Parenthood & her leadership as a role model for women & girls!”
“Now, more than ever, Sheryl’s generous support is necessary to help Planned Parenthood fight back against unprecedented attacks on people’s health and rights,” Wen said. “As anti-women’s health politicians try to pass extreme abortion bans across the country, our freedom and rights hang in the balance.”
The hefty donation is sure to bring more scrutiny to Facebook, which has been repeatedly accused of suppressing and censoring pro-life content.
Facebook removed a video ad from the pro-life Susan B. Anthony list back in November on the grounds that it contained “sensational or graphic content.” Prior to that, a post at The Daily Wire notes multiple other instances where pro-life views were suppressed on the platform. Earlier this year, multiple pro-life voices claim to have had pro-life content removed.