We’ve blogged about the controversy surrounding Thrivent, the Lutheran financial company, which offered matching funds for contributions to charities, including Planned Parenthood. At response to the uproar from pro-life Lutherans, company officials said that they would no longer match contributions to the abortion provider OR to pro-life ministries. The spokesman also said that no money had actually gone to Planned Parenthood. Now we know that was wrong.
Thrivent matched $8,484 for a $16,968 gift to Planned Parenthood. And cuts to crisis pregnancy centers and other pro-life organizations have come to $878,569.