Does Salvation Army Donate To Planned Parenthood

Is The Salvation Army Ethical? How Do They Stand On Abortion?

In exchange for your irrevocable gift, The Salvation Army pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age, and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation.

They further state that human life is sacred and everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. The Salvation Army also accepts that life beings at the moment of fertilization. The Salvation Army notes that termination can occur when “carrying the pregnancy further seriously threatens the life of the mother” or diagnostic procedures identify a fetal abnormality causing only a “very brief post-natal period”. Further, rape and incest also represent “special case for the consideration of termination”.

The Salvation Army recognizes tragic and perplexing circumstances that require difficult decisions regarding a pregnancy. Such decisions should be made only after prayerful and thoughtful consideration, with appropriate involvement of the woman’s family and pastoral, medical and other counsel. A woman in these circumstances needs acceptance, love and compassion. Add to this the fact that they are in support of abortion in some cases, and you have more than enough evidence against dropping donations into the red kettle. Their overhead is low and they help the poor help themselves – which maintains their dignity.

The Christian ministry organizes Christmas meals for the needy at centers and shelters across the United States. Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers promises to help protect our children. While I have no doubt that The Salvation Army is doing good works with the donations they receive, it would appear that they are also supporting grave evil as well.

  • Yes, so many charitable organizations have an obscene amount of overhead.
  • There are situations in which abortion is the lesser evil, for instance in cases of severe deformities of the foetus, rape.
  • Unfortunately, in a time when scams abound and ambiguities on a cultural level compromise moral steadfastness, people have developed a growing wariness about their individual charitable giving.
  • An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments.

Simply considering “all the good they do” is not enough to excuse or waylay this compromise of pro-life principles. Unwanted pregnancies are sometimes the result of poor social conditions, poverty and war. The Salvation Army will advocate for a society that promotes wholeness, freedom, quality of life and the development of the potential of all persons. Those positions are upsetting to pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling, an attorney and noted pro-life speaker who was born after her mother was a victim of rape. The organization, Planned Parenthood, is the largest provider of abortions in the United States with their reports indicating over 300,000 abortions per year or 30.6% of the nation’s abortions. That is 1 of every 8 patients seen by PP gets an abortion and they do 160 abortions for every 1 adoption referral.

Research byLife Decisions Internationalhas found this to be the case, and has placed the Salvation Army on their Dishonorable Mention list. Simply considering “all the good they do” is not enough to excuse or set aside this compromise of pro-life principles. As the giving season continues, as well as the rest of the year, we are often hard-pressed to find a charity compatible with our moral values. The mainstay options of Girl Scouts, UNICEF, and the ALS Association have already been exposed as being bedfellows with unsavory sorts – like Planned Parenthood. We encourage everyone to print or email copies of this web page to all the Bishops and all the clergy.

While SA may not directly contribute to PP, there is evidence that they do partner with one another. Research by Life Decisions International has found this to be the case and has landed the Salvation Army on their Dishonorable Mention list. Further, American Life League has also found a troubling connection between the two.

Salvation Army supports Planned Parenthood & defys Catholic morality.

We do not believe that genetic abnormalities that are identified in an unborn child who is likely to live longer than a brief period after birth are sufficient to warrant a termination of pregnancy. For most of December, conservative shoppers will have the opportunity to help those in need each time they walk in and out of a business with a Red Kettle out front. Every penny given during the Salvation Army’s largest donation drive of the year supports an organization that advocates for traditional values, just as a portion of every penny spent at those retailers does the same. Corporations aren’t going to stop funding Planned Parenthood and its ilk overnight, however, the money that comes from bank accounts large and small to support the Salvation Army does help the organization spread its mission and values.

I think the Salvation Army has done amazing things through the world and continues to do great work serving America’s most needy. Unfortunately Catholic Charities has proven itself to be neither catholic nor truly charitable. Even if a Target has a Starbucks inside, it’s still separate stores. I do love going to Walmart and I didn’t even know they donate to Planned Parenthood. A number of biblical and theological principles underpin The Salvation Army’s position on abortion. Reliable diagnostic procedures have identified a foetal abnormality considered incompatible with survival for more than a very brief post natal period.

Birgit can also be found on her personal blog Catholic Life In Our Times and her Facebook fan page Designs by Birgit – Catholic Life in Our Times where she shares the pro-life memes she creates. Please enter your age and the first day of your last period for more accurate abortion options. Recommend a gift through your donor advised fund using DAF Direct. With these ideals, supports measures to prevent crisis pregnancies. Topics of interest include the practice of our Catholic faith through liturgy, the sacraments, prayer, and devotions such as veiling. Yes they are taken care of but by no means are they making bank for all they have to do.

When women have been faced with unwanted pregnancies some have turned to abortion – regardless of religious or legal sanction and often at considerable risk. Every year 210 million women worldwide discover they are pregnant. Of these, 42 million are terminated by induced abortion, of which 20 million are illegal.

An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation. Ever feel like the only difference between the New York Times and Washington Post is the name?

These are based on the numbers reported by the 68 affiliates and over 700 health centers operating with a budget of $1.3 billion; $553.7 million from tax dollars! In the numbers reported in 2015, the group spent $39.3 million on "public policy," another $16.7 million to "engage communities," and $4.6 million to "refresh our brand." He told that LDI estimates the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $21.5 million since it began releasing lists of companies to boycott.

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The individual context demonstrates many of the difficulties that women face globally in all walks of life. Some reasons for unplanned pregnancies are more predominant in context of poverty, war or commonly occurring violence against women. Many of the reasons that women do not, or are unable to, protect themselves against unplanned pregnancy are influenced by cultural, social or economic factors. One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting The Salvation Army, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.

That’s why the Salvation Army’s public statements affirming the sanctity of life are refreshing, especially coming from such a high profile organization. In closing, we should ask ourselves, “Do the good works performed by the Salvation Army outweigh their acceptance of abortion exceptions and support of contraception”? Will we look the other way instead of considering their cooperation with Planned Parenthood, support of abortifacient birth control, or their heretical beliefs?

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I have been suspicious of the Salvation Army ever since someone told me that their officers are highly paid, although I have no evidence of this. Birgit Jones is a ‘slightly 60,’ passionately pro-life, cradle Catholic. She and her Catholic convert husband, Rick, have been married for 40+ years. Frequent visits from their four adult children and 9 living grandchildren eliminate any fear of an empty nest. Birgit can also be found on Catholic Stand and her Facebook fan page Designs by Birgit.

Yes, however, the United Way deducts a 15% fee prior to forwarding your donation directly to The Salvation Army. In other words, if you donate $100 to the United Way, to be designated to The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army receives only $85. When an abortion has taken place, The Salvation Army will continue to show love and compassion and to offer its services and fellowship to those involved. Although there are worthy, ethical alternatives, you won’t find them pushed by banks, schools, businesses, or even churches.

Also, email or send this web page to the news media and as many people as possible. We strongly encourage you to print and/or email copies of this web page to all the bishops and clergy. Also, email or mail a copy of this web page to the news media and as many other people as possible.Email a copy of this page to everyone you know.

Other companies like Hobby Lobby , UPS, FedEx, J.C. Penney, Target, Hanes, Entenmanns’s, Sprint, Kroger, Walgreens, Big Lots and Odyssey Networks are all also listed as major supporters of the Salvation Army. Undoubtedly more companies have made significant contributions, including small businesses in every community. Certainly any local business with a Red Kettle out front this time of year is helping the cause in some way. Christians and values-minded conservatives should take an extra moment to consider the Salvation Army this Christmas. Unfortunately, in a time when scams abound and ambiguities on a cultural level compromise moral steadfastness, people have developed a growing wariness about their individual charitable giving.

The culture war puts those with deeply held pro-life values in a tough spot as the forces advocating for abortion seem to have financial connections across the spectrum of business and charity. Values shape the way conservatives vote and, in many cases, how they spend their dollars. Sometimes it might feel that any participation with a major corporation or mainstream charity forces a compromise or violation of those values.

We believe that society has a responsibility to care for others, and especially to protect and promote the welfare of vulnerable people, including unborn children,” the organization says. The Salvation Army believes all people are created in the image of God and therefore have unique and intrinsic value. The Salvation Army accepts the moment of fertilisation as the start of human life. We believe that society has a responsibility to care for others, and especially to protect and promote the welfare of vulnerable people, including unborn children. Later, in same section, there are shocking contradictions.