By Dave Andrusko
Correctly or not, I had decided to skip talking about the latest descent of a fan-favorite television into shilling for Planned Parenthood. But, now that “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” aired last night—with Bravo host Andy Cohen playing for the an organization that takes the lives of 320,000 unborn babies each year—I wish I had, for two reasons.
#1. Compare and contrast. CNN’s Anderson Cooper—no friend of ours–raised money for Spike’s K9 Fund, a non-profit dedicated to helping take care of working dogs—meaning primarily service and police dogs —who have saved many lives, including the founder James Hatch, a retired Special Warrior Operator. We read, “And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own.”
#2. There is something in the DNA of organizations that feed death to women hungry for genuine help that compels them to latch themselves onto anything that gives them legitimacy.
Cohen’s cozying up to PPFA on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” comes less than a month after the beloved CBS game show “The Price Is Right” dished over nearly $100,000 to Planned Parenthood, the over $1.6 billion dollar “non-profit.
PPFA got its haul because the agreement was that the guest special host—RuPaul, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” —could pick the charity of his choosing and “The Price is Right” would match whatever amount contestants won that night.
Wonder who is immune to the power of Planned Parenthood’s enormous outreach to the Entertainment Industry? We can only hope and pray wiser—and more life-affirming—heads prevail.