Next month, Students for Life at the University of Michigan plans to host a silent auction to raise funds to be used to provide financial and emotional support to students facing unplanned pregnancies.
The group sent out letters to local businesses, explaining their mission of helping pregnant young women through a challenging time, and asking businesses to consider a donation in the form of gift cards or merchandise for the silent auction.
After all, anyone – pro-life or not – should be on board with helping students facing the challenges of pregnancy. However, one business, Everyday Wines, apparently took offense to Students for Life’s efforts, and proceeded to go on a nonsensical political rant.
In response to Students for Life’s letter, Everyday Wines praised Planned Parenthood, promising a donation to the abortion giant instead of a donation to help pregnant women. While that is certainly a problematic course of action, that portion of Everyday Wine’s response was, oddly, the most sane.
Following their applause of the nation’s biggest abortion provider, Everyday Wines proceeded to preach about completely unrelated political causes, leaving Students for Life (and other readers) a bit confused.
The Ann Arbor business boasted that in addition to donating to Planned Parenthood, they will be donating to “refugee organizations that help save more lives and bring these people safely to America.” “I hope [Students for Life at the University of Michigan] will do the same,” they continued, “as these organizations help save lives in more ways than you or your members can imagine.”
Sarah, a member of Students for Life at the University of Michigan, says she found the rant about refugees “strange,” since it has nothing to do with helping pregnant students in need of support. Women facing unplanned pregnancies – while braving the challenges of higher education – need support. Political positions on refugees have little to nothing to do with this.
In response to Everyday Wines, Students for Life at the University of Michigan called out the business for its irrelevant political arguments…
“As a non-partisan, secular organization who has never taken a stance, held an event, or discussed refugees or organizations that involved them, we have no idea what you are talking about Everyday Wines. Seems to us like you should stop drinking the koolaid and join us in saving even more lives than you can even imagine.”