Katy Perry Makes $10K Donation to Planned Parenthood as Donald Trump Gives First Post-Election Interview

Hillary Clinton supporter Katy Perry is taking action to ensure that healthcare will remain affordable for women under Donald Trump’s presidency.

Perry made a $10,000 donation to Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit organization that Trump vowed to defund among other service groups dedicated to women’s reproductive health during his campaign prior to the presidential election. In the public announcement on Instagram regarding her donation, Perry explained Planned Parenthood taught her about sexual health throughout her sheltered teenage years.

“Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family, wrote Perry in her caption. “Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path.”

“I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future,” Perry continued. “Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally.”

It’s time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood’s broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it’s like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn’t afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback

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Perry’s donation was issued days before Trump’s first televised interview as President-elect on 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl, in which he addressed his post-election sit-down with President Obama and his plans regarding health care, immigration, and his supporters that have issued verbal and physical attacks against Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, and other minority groups. Here are a few of his key quotes from the interview:

  • On His “Big, Beautiful” Wall: He still wants to build it, but it might just be a fence. “It could be – it could be some fencing. But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
  • On Hillary Clinton’s Phone Call When She Conceded: “She couldn’t have been nicer. She’s a great competitor. Very strong. Very smart.”
  • On His Meeting with President ObamaThe President is also very smart. “I found him to be terrific. I found him to be very smart and very nice. Great sense of humor.”
  • On What He Would Say to His Bigoted Supporters Who Are Attacking Minorities: “I say stop it. If it helps. I’ll say it right to the camera: Stop it.” He later added, “I think it’s horrible, if it’s happening … I think it’s built up by the press.”
  • On Gay Marriage: He’s not going to oppose it. “It’s irrelevant, because it’s already settled. It’s done. I’m fine with that.”
  • On Not Taking a Salary as the President of the United States: “I think I have to, by law, take one dollar. So I’ll take one dollar a year.”
  • On How He Believes Twitter Influenced His Win: “I think it helped me win all these races where they spent much more money than I did. I think social media has more power than the money they spent.”
  • On States Overturning Roe v. Wade: “We’ll see what happens. It’s got a long way to go, just so you understand … That has a long, long way to go.”

 

Donate to Planned Parenthood here and watch Donald Trump’s interview in its entirety below.