The default settings to sponsor inauguration flags sends money to the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s partners — including the Planned Parenthood of America, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee set up an “extensive public art display.” The display includes 191,500 American flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. People can “sponsor” a flag by donating through ActBlue Charities.
But the default settings on the donation website automatically sends the money to partners of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which includes Planned Parenthood.
The donations are evenly split between the 96 progressive political groups. including Planned Parenthood, unless donors actively choose to change the amount distributed to each organization.
Donors will also automatically be subscribed to receive emails from Planned Parenthood organizations.
“This Field of Flags, which will cover the National Mall from 3rd Street to 13th Street, will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC, and reflect our commitment to an inclusive and safe event that everyone can enjoy from their home,” a notice on the website said.
President Joe Biden was officially sworn into office on Wednesday.
Biden plans to reverse the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits foreign organizations that receive U.S. funding from providing abortions, abortion information, or abortion referrals. Biden has also promised to restore federal funding to Planned Parenthood, to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and to renew legal action against the Little Sisters of the Poor.
He also promised to codify Roe vs. Wade.