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Pro-Lifers, Don’t Give to the Red Cross or the United Way

The American Life League's Charity Watchlist is a crucial tool for pro-life donors to help ensure their donations align with life-affirming values.

The American Life League has unveiled an invaluable tool for pro-life donors: the Charity Watchlist. This online resource is more than just a guide; it’s a beacon of clarity in the often murky waters of charitable donations. Unveiled at the March for Life Expo in Washington, DC, this tool is a game-changer for those who wish to ensure their donations align with their pro-life values.

For too long, many well-intentioned donors have been contributing to organizations without fully understanding where their money is going. The Charity Watchlist is here to change that. It’s not just about examining a charity’s financials; it’s about peering into the core of their operations to see whether they align with the sanctity of life.

Take the American Red Cross, for instance. Despite being renowned for its humanitarian efforts, the Charity Watchlist has cast a spotlight on a less known aspect: its support for abortion through international affiliates. This revelation is crucial for pro-life donors who might be unknowingly supporting practices contrary to their beliefs.

The Watchlist employs a straightforward green-yellow-red color coding, making it easy for donors to understand where a charity stands in terms of life-affirming practices. It’s an intuitive system: green for ‘safe to donate’, yellow for ‘proceed with caution’, and red for ‘halt support’.

One of the more startling revelations from the Watchlist is the classification of the United Way and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital under the red category. While these organizations have been praised for their fiscal responsibility and noble causes, their involvement with practices such as supporting Planned Parenthood and using human embryonic stem cells puts them at odds with pro-life principles.

In contrast, the American Heart Association receives a green rating, as it has no involvement in controversial practices like embryonic research or fetal tissue harvesting. This distinction is crucial for donors who are passionate about supporting causes that align with their moral compass.

The Charity Watchlist isn’t just a static tool; it’s a growing and evolving resource. With around 60 nonprofits currently profiled and more being added, it represents a continuous effort to keep pro-life donors informed. The American Life League encourages the public to suggest organizations for review, ensuring that the Watchlist remains comprehensive and up-to-date.

In summary, the Charity Watchlist by the American Life League is more than just a guide; it’s a necessary instrument for pro-life activists who wish to donate to organizations that respect life. It’s a call to action for all pro-life advocates to make informed choices about their charitable giving, ensuring that every dollar they donate supports life-affirming causes.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay is a Director of The American Center for Education and Knowledge, a 501-c3 non-profit committed to protecting the ideals of individual rights, freedom of will and personal responsibility while defending American exceptionalism. Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012, 2016 and 2020.