UltraViolet, Planned Parenthood Deliver 45K+ Signatures to Kansas City Royals Demanding Team Cut Ties With Vitae Foundation

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 Women’s Advocacy Organizations Deliver Over 45,000 Signatures to Kansas City Royals Demanding Team Cut Ties With Vitae Foundation 

UltraViolet & Planned Parenthood Call On Kansas City Royals to Stop Siding with Extremists, End Partnership with Vitae Foundation Immediately

KANSAS CITY — Today, June 30th, women’s advocacy group UltraViolet and Planned Parenthood Great Plains will deliver a petition signed by over 45,000 people to Kauffman Stadium, urging the Kansas City Royals to sever ties to the Vitae Foundation.

The delivery comes as part of a campaign launched by UltraViolet in response to announcements that the Royals will promote the Vitae Foundation, a prominent anti-abortion group, during all 162 of their games and on the Royals Radio Network, including 60 affiliates in six states.

The Vitae Foundation is known for their extreme anti-abortion stance and spreading of false information to women about reproductive health care options through their promotion of crisis pregnancy centers.

VIEW THE PETITION HERE:  https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/KC_Royals_Vitae/

SEE DELIVERY SIGNAGE HERE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.weareultraviolet.com/images/royalsdropvitaesign.pdf

WHAT: Delivery of Over 45K Petition Signatures to Kansas City Royals Stadium Demanding the Team Cut Ties with the Vitae Foundation

WHO: UltraViolet and Planned Parenthood Great Plains

WHERE: Kauffman Stadium. 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

WHEN: Today, June 30 at 12:00 PM CT

“In the past few weeks, the Kansas City Royals have doubled-down on promoting anti-abortion extremists, and the lies they tell women, by continuing to maintain their partnership with the Vitae Foundation,” said Shaunna Thomas, Co-founder of UltraViolet. “Simply put, the Vitae Foundation, and the crisis pregnancy centers they promote are a danger to women. They tell women that having an abortion will cause breast cancer, or make the woman unable to have children in the future – all demonstrable lies that have real consequences for women, their health and their families.

“This partnership is part of a deceptive anti-choice agenda, and by maintaining ties to the Vitae Foundation, the Royals are turning a classic American pastime into the propaganda arm for an extreme anti-abortion group and their radical anti-woman agenda. Royals fans, and frankly all Kansas City residents, deserve better.”

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