While Bank of America likes to flaunt its woke street cred by saying it will no longer finance manufacturers of “military-style firearms,” the financial institution has no problem cozying up to abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood.
“Bank of America not only has donated to America’s biggest abortion company, but it also co-sponsored its major fundraising event where it presented an award to abortion champion Hillary Clinton,” reports LifeNews. “Those are the revelations from 2nd Vote, a watchdog group that monitors corporate sponsorship of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.”
Last week, 2nd Vote revealed to the website LifeNews that Bank of America donated as much as $50,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2017; now, newly published documents show that company also sponsored the fundraising galas for the abortion giant in New York City — the same city where more black babies are aborted than allowed born.
“Bank of America continues to direct tens of thousands of dollars into Planned Parenthood’s abortion business,” 2nd Vote Executive Director Robert Kuykendall said. “We want investors and customers to understand that their dollars are being used to support an organization that exists primarily to end innocent lives.”
“As we saw earlier this year in New York and Virginia, the abortion lobby is engaged in a nationwide effort to end all limitations on abortion,” continued Kuykendall. “By continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, Bank of America is endorsing a radical agenda and financing the killing of infants up to the moment of birth.”
The 2nd Vote documentation showed Planned Parenthood listing Bank of America as a “corporate sponsor” on its announcement for New York City’s 2017 centennial gala, billing it as a “once-in-a-lifetime gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of New York City.” Major celebrities, including Harvey Weinstein, attended the gala where former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the Champion of the Century Award.
Bank of America was also listed as a “bronze sponsor” for Planned Parenthood’s “Spring Into Action Gala.”
In a letter posted by 2nd Vote, Bank of America Charitable Foundation president Kerry Sullivan said that the company does not make “direct grants” to Planned Parenthood.
“Bank of America does not make any direct grants to Planned Parenthood,” said the letter. “As you may know, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has a Matching Gifts program which matches our employees’ charitable contributions to government recognized 501(c)3 organizations.”
Of course, Bank of America has no problem taking a stance on gun control. Following the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, which left 17 students and staff dead, Bank of America said it would no longer finance manufacturers of “military-style firearms” while demanding clients prohibit gun sales to people under 21.
“We want to contribute in any way we can to reduce these mass shootings,” Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, told Bloomberg at the time. “I mean that’s such a tragedy in the United States, so that’s number one.”
The state of Lousiana later punished Bank of America by denying them a project in the state worth $600 million.