Save the Storks Responds to Trump Administration Proposal to Cut Federal Funds for Abortion Providers

Save the Storks Responds to Trump Administration Proposal to Cut Federal Funds for Abortion Providers

“Save the Storks has never and will never take any taxpayer funding…we are entirely funded by Americans who voluntarily partner with us and believe in our work.”

(Colorado Springs, CO—May 22, 2017) Save the Storks, a pro-life organization partnering with pregnancy resource centers to empower women with choice during pregnancy, has captured the imagination of millions with its innovative fleet of luxury mobile medical vehicles, known as the Stork Bus. To date, Save the Storks has helped launch 42 buses, with 4,000 women choosing to keep their babies.

In response to the Trump Administration’s proposal today to cut funding to abortion providers under Title X, the organization has issued the following statement:

“Despite false accusations to the contrary, made most recently by HBO’s John Oliver, Save the Storks has not ever and will never take any taxpayer funding to further our mission to help mothers and their babies. We are entirely funded by Americans who voluntarily partner with us and believe in our work,” said Victoria Robinson, Director of External Relations at Save the Storks. “Since the launch of our social video campaign just before Mother’s Day, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in that support, and are incredibly gratified to see that our work is capturing the imagination of so many who believe in promoting a culture of life.”

On April 8, 2018, John Oliver—host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight—aired an episode entitled “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”, contending CPCs “….deceptively steer women away from abortion”. Featuring strong criticism of Save the Storks, Oliver even created his own mock Stork Bus.

Watch John Oliver’s Attack on Save the Storks here:

In response, Save the Storks launched a major social video campaign. Watch “Thousands of women have changed their mind on abortion after visiting a Stork Bus. Why so many?:

Video Campaign Statistics

  • More than 1.7 million people have watched the Storks new video campaign on Facebook alone, with nearly 55,000 sharing the video with friends and family.
  • Save the Storks has seen a dramatic increase in partners since the launch of its campaign on May 9, 2018.

Polling Data

  • 79% of women say they weren’t counseled on other options outside abortion.
  • 64% of women who chose abortion say they felt pressured by others to abort.
  • 4 out of 5 women who board a Stork Bus choose life for their baby.

 

 

SAVE THE STORKS is a pro-life organization partnering with pregnancy resource centers to empower women with choice during pregnancy. The organization has captured the imagination of millions with its innovative fleet of luxury mobile medical vehicles, known as the Stork Bus. To date, Save the Storks has helped launch 42 buses, with 4,000 women choosing to keep their babies.

 

By | 2018-05-22T20:18:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Press Releases, Pro-Life|

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