Nearly $100,000 was raised for Planned Parenthood on CBS’ The Price Is Right special, sparking debate online.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, the special The Price is Right at Night was hosted by Drew Carey with popular drag queen RuPaul, as the special guest.
The special was aired on Monday, May 11, which was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was noted that all of the winnings would go to Planned Parenthood.
The show has aired similar broadcasts in the past where money was raised for organizations such as Seth Rogan’s charity, Hilarity for charity and for the Headstrong Project which was raised by members of the television series SEAL Team.
In light of Monday’s broadcast, Fox News reports that the contestants won $97,266 in prizes which meant that the abortion giant would receive the same amount in cash donations.
Planned Parenthood applauded the award-winning game show’s efforts on Twitter Monday evening, as reported by The Hill.
“RuPaul ‘coming on down’ to play for Planned Parenthood on @PriceIsRight is what we NEED right now! Thank you @RuPaul,” Planned Parenthood penned.
Last week, pro-life organization Live Action lambasted the special tweeting, "Planned Parenthood slaughters 947 Americans every day and has over $2 BILLION in assets. Despicable."
Some Twitter users expressed outrage over the game’s Twitter feed.
One user said, "Never thought [I] would see the day The Price is Right would support the murder of babies."
Another tweeted, "What a disgrace #priceisrightatnight [I was a] longtime fan but u lost me with [your] support of PP. They don't even let clients see the ultrasound while restrained during abortions. Shame."
Conversely, other people celebrated the special broadcast, "Totally here for this and the support of @PPFA," one user tweeted.
Another said, "Thank you for supporting Planned Parenthood! For many women, this is their only access to reproductive health care.”
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