- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

United Airlines cut ties with the National Rifle Association after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, but continues to donate to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

In a tweet on Saturday, the airline said it notified the NRA “that we will no longer be offering a discounted rate to their annual meeting” and asked to be removed from the gun-rights group’s website.



United Airlines is listed as a company that matches gifts to Planned Parenthood, according to 2ndVote, a conservative corporate watchdog.

The airline also supports March of Dimes, a nonprofit whose mission is to “help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.” March of Dimes has contributed to Planned Parenthood in the past and supports fetal tissue research, but says it is neutral on the issue of abortion.

Fox News contributor Guy Benson called out United for continuing to support Planned Parenthood.



Activists have called on corporations to boycott the NRA in the wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 people were killed.

Companies that have severed ties with the NRA include Delta Air Lines, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and MetLife. 

Petitions have also called on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku to stop streaming NRATV on their respective platforms.

• Bradford Richardson can be reached at brichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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