Article by Sarah Clark
Studio 71 has now released a pink lipstick — “Kiss My Pink” — sold directly to benefit Planned Parenthood, specifically for abortion services they do in fact provide.
I am a woman’s woman. I do my hair every morning, no exception; I color my hair; I shop (a lot); I get my lashes done; I get my nails done; and most importantly, I wear makeup. Something I do not leave the house without is my red lipstick. You can imagine my disgust upon reading there was a lipstick specifically made to benefit baby killers.
I used to be pro-choice. I believed while abortion is a horrible act, people were free to do as they choose — and they would have to deal with the consequences of those actions. This is a very surface argument and proved how little I had thought about this issue. It took a lot of research on both the act of abortion and research on morality, not to be confused with religion. The more I learned, the more my heart broke; not just for the tiny babies, but for the poor women feeling so much desperation they couldn’t see another way out of their situation. I concluded I was extremely pro-life, pro-baby, pro-responsibility, and pro-woman.
Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million from the U.S. Government every year. Due to the left’s fascination with Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood has received over 82,000 donations made in Pence’s name. The trend was started when Mila Kunis stated she donates to Planned Parenthood every month in Mike Pence’s name.
Aside from the evil of abortion, the deceptive way Planned Parenthood allocates taxpayer funds to their organization to fund abortion is abhorrent. They claim abortions are only 3% of what they do. They can use this statistic because every part of the abortion is considered a different service. Abortion is actually Planned Parenthood’s most popular service. To learn more, see the PragerU video “What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood” (https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-you-need-know-about-planned-parenthood).
All this aside, it is sad as a society we take feminine things and distort them to make heinous acts like abortion more trendy.
Women deserve better. I am not unfeeling toward lower income women who need life-saving breast exams and medications. As a country we do provide programs like Medicaid, CHIP, and other programs. The inner libertarian inside me must add, why not privately fund a women’s center which seeks to provide life-saving cancer screenings, antibiotics, checkups, pap smears, and all those other wonderful things Planned Parenthood claims they have, yet do a remarkably small amount of?
Women deserve to know there are more options than abortion. It is estimated that 1-2 million couples are looking to adopt babies. I have seen first hand the beauty of adoption. Without adoption I wouldn’t know one of my best friends. I can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing a couple pleading to the internet for a child.
As difficult it is to choose a lipstick color in the morning, nothing compares to the choices laid before a desperate pregnant woman. She will forget what lipstick she wore, but she will not forget the choice she made concerning her baby. Choose a better way; choose to give your baby a chance; choose to give a family what they’ve always dreamed of; and choose life. It is our duty as women to stand together to fight this evil. Every child deserves a chance, no matter what circumstance they’re born into. Abortion is not to be made trendy but to brought to a stop.