Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, is facing the very real risk of being defunded of close to half a billion dollars a year they currently receive from taxpayers. While the battle rages on the federal level, pro-life millennials at Students for Life of America are launching a nationwide campaign to demonstrate the destruction that Planned Parenthood leaves in its wake called #SockIt2PP where 323,999 baby socks will be delivered to Congress and the same number worn by pro-life supporters on their shirts, bags, backpacks, etc., to show their support for defunding Planned Parenthood.
The number of 323,999 represents the number of abortions Planned Parenthood committed in 2015, their latest numbers available.
The campaign kicked off with a Facebook live event featuring several SFLA team members (all young, pro-life ladies by the way) can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jZBxI_6s4Eg.
“The idea was inspired by a tiny baby sock pinned to the backpack of a pro-life student at one of our college groups, and we knew this could easily becoming a national rallying cry,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “It’s a great visual and an even better conversation-starter. Planned Parenthood’s time is up, and we are going to pull out all the stops to make sure that they are defunded of the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars they get every single year.”
The #SockIt2PP campaign aims to give a voice to the voiceless victims of abortion and their mothers who were betrayed by the very organization they thought was supposed to help them.
Kaylin Haines, a sophomore at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, was the inspiration for the project. It was a photo of a baby sock pinned to her backpack that launched the idea.
“On our college campus, we were trying to find a way to spark more conversations about the pro-life generation and abortion beyond the classroom, so we started to pin baby socks to our bags as a way to show what we stand for and in solidarity with those who won’t ever get the chance to have life because of Planned Parenthood,” said Kaylin. “It’s been a huge success and we are thrilled to participate in this project with Students for Life of America.”
— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) March 17, 2017
Planned Parenthood has a bad rap by any objective account. They are currently facing down over a dozen criminal referrals by committees in both the US House and Senate for their role in the illegal selling of baby body parts scheme. They’ve been caught covering up child rape and abuse, aiding and abetting sex traffickers, defrauding taxpayers by overbilling by millions of dollars, and continuing to lie about their facilities doing mammograms (they don’t). They have also recently started to say they are a non-partisan organization – laughable only because they endorsed Hillary Clinton during the primaries and spent upwards of $30 million trying to get her elected in 2016.
“This generation, millennials, are passionate about helping moms in unplanned pregnancies and making sure they have all the resources they need so they never feel like they have to choose between the life they’ve always dreamed of and the life of their child,” said Hawkins. “Millennials grew up with the technology to see life in womb for what it is: life. They see beyond Planned Parenthood’s deceitful façade of ‘women’s healthcare’ and they are excited to sock it to PP and defund the abortion giant.”
The #Sockit2PP campaign will collect 323,999 baby socks and present them to Congress. Supporters can go to www.Sockit2pp.com to send a sock and be a voice for one of those voiceless victims that Planned Parenthood has silenced.