Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg makes $1 million contribution to Planned Parenthood

(Reuters/Ruben Sprich/Files)Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook attends a session during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016.

Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sanberg has made a $1 million contribution to Planned Parenthood in response to federal lawmakers' plans to cut taxpayer funding to the abortion organization.

According to CNN Tech, Sandberg has been a regular donor of Planned Parenthood, and she has expressed her opposition to Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico policy, which blocks foreign aid for abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards confirmed Sheryl Sandberg's donation in a statement to CNNTech.

"On behalf of the more than two million patients who come to Planned Parenthood each year, we are so grateful to Sheryl Sandberg for her longstanding, and now increased, support for our health care," Richards wrote.

"It's especially important right now as extreme politicians want to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood, which would deny millions of people -- nearly half of whom are people of color, and many people who live in rural areas -- the health care they rely on," she continued.

Last month, Tennessee Rep. Diane Black reintroduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017, which will redirect taxpayer funding away from the abortion company and reallocate the money to health community centers that do not perform abortions.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also made contributions to charities that fund Planned Parenthood, according to Life News.

In 2013, Zuckerberg and his wife donated 18 million Facebook shares valued at $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) in Mountain View, which reportedly collaborates with Planned Parenthood. The couple contributed 19 million shares to the foundation in 2012. SVCF reportedly donated $480,000 to the abortion provider that same year.

Last week, pro-life lawmakers renewed their call to defund Planned Parenthood after the release of new undercover videos showing its employees turning away women seeking ultrasound and prenatal care.

The voicemails and website of Planned Parenthood stated that it provides prenatal care, but the undercover journalist who inquired about the service was turned away by the abortion provider's employees.

Live Action, the pro-life group that released the videos, said that only five out of 97 Planned Parenthood clinics were willing to check on the health of the baby in the womb. When the investigators inquired about ultrasounds, only three out of 68 clinics were willing to provide the service separately from abortions.

Planned Parenthood receives about 500 million federal tax dollars annually, and it performs around 320,000 abortions each year, according to Life News.

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