The nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and other groups supportive of abortion have made a point to capitalize off of recent political swirl, natural disasters, and even the 9/11 anniversary.
Here are three instances in recent weeks where Planned Parenthood and other organizations have worked to promote themselves in the wake of unrelated politics, weather events and tragedies.
1. 9/11 'United We Plan' T-Shirts
As the nation marked the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack Monday, Omaze, a Culver City, California-based company that sells "exclusive merchandise" in support of "nonprofits around the world," had a campaign underway to sell T-shirts that read "United We Plan."
The phrase is a play off of "United We Stand," a phrase seen everywhere in the aftermath of 9/11. Sales of the "United We Plan" shirts benefit Planned Parenthood which is listed as one of the "favorite causes" of Omaze.
Television host and comedienne Chelsea Handler tweeted a photo of herself wearing one such shirt, and Omaze posted photos on Twitter of actress Uzo Aduba and model Karlie Kloss also promoting the shirts in support of the abortion giant.
Each shirt costs $25.
Planned Parenthood most recently published annual report stating that the group performed 328,348 abortions and received $554.6 million in government grant money and reimbursements for fiscal year 2015–2016.
2. 'Free Abortions' in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Shortly after Hurricane Harvey dumped dozens of inches of rain on the Houston-area of Texas, a feminist organization offered free abortions.
Whole Woman's Health, which has chapters in several states, wrote in a post on its website that "we know all too well that abortion can be difficult to access in some parts of the country, especially in Texas. There are already so many barriers to access this necessary procedure, and natural disasters stand in the way of women getting to their appointment and/or being able to afford care."
With temporary clinic closures, displacement, loss of homes and vehicles, access to abortion became more difficult for those affected by the storm, the statement said.
This is tactic straight out of Planned Parenthood's playbook, Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee, wrote on Townhall. Planned Parenthood offered abortion services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
"Did we collect non-perishable food items for those who had been displaced? Nope. We decided that we would offer victims of Katrina free abortions. That's right. Free abortions. Except they were not totally free. We never did anything for free and were paid one way or another," Johnson said.
3. PP President on the Rescission of DACA: Everyone Has a 'Right to Live'
President Trump's decision to rescind a 2012 Obama executive order known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has generated much controversy. Ironically, this federal immigration policy change had the president of the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, saying everyone had the "right to live."
The DACA program, which approximately 800,000 undocumented persons have taken part in since it was instituted, allows some who entered the country illegally as minors to be eligible for work permits and not risk deportation.
In a Sept. 6 email to supporters, obtained by The Christian Post, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards wrote: "Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation."
"We believe in every person's right to control their own destiny and their own body. We stand with our allies who are leading this fight and will never stop fighting for this vision. Protecting immigrant families from inhumane attacks, assault, and deportations is critical to making that vision a reality," she continued, inviting supporters to go to WeAreHereToStay.org, a website linked with PP's political action efforts.