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Porn Studio Donates to Former Planned Parenthood Affiliate to Counter 'Religio-Conservatives

"...some right-wing politician or preacher spouting suspicious factoids about anything having to do with sex..."

There are a lot of words that can be used to describe the porn industry. Now, among them, "philanthropy" may also be appropriate. This month, Porn production company Girlfriends Films has given $1,000 to the Alan Guttmacher Institute in an effort to protest against "religio-conservatives."

"The Guttmacher Institute was selected to receive a gift of $1,000 from Girlfriends Films, on behalf of AVN Media Senior Editor and Chief Legal Analyst Mark Kernes," a press release from the Adult Video News service reads. "The donation to the Guttmacher Institute is the April selection for Girlfriends Films' monthly charity program...The April donation choice by Kernes goes towards ensuring higher standards of sexual and reproductive health for all."

Prior to this donation, the company provided funds to Lambda Legal (a gay rights legal group), Planned Parenthood, NPR, the Cancer Research Institute and a number of other groups. Girlfriends Films claims to have given more than $20,000 to charity in 2011, alone.

The $1,000 gift to Planned Parenthood, Guttmacher's former parent organization, was given in April 2011.

Considering the explicit content that the company produces and offers (mostly lesbian in nature), the gifts may raise eyebrows. However, Kernes explains why the Guttmacher Institute was chosen to be this month's recipient and seems to indicate that the company is heavily interested in protecting women's health.

"In a world where the mass media go out of their way to spread misinformation about sexuality—particularly women's sexuality—there is one shining light consistently presenting the facts and statistics needed to counter the religio-conservatives: The Guttmacher Institute," Kernes explains. "As a journalist, I can't say how many times I've been confronted with some right-wing politician or preacher spouting suspicious factoids about anything having to do with sex, where I've logged onto the Guttmacher website and found scientific data to debunk whatever myth they're trying to create or spread this week."

Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women for America says that the donation showcases the shared values the porn industry has with groups like Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher.

"Such coalitions for mutual support are not unusual because the ideology on which they are all based is the same, that women’s value stems from their commercial worth," Crouse told LifeSiteNews. "The pornography industry depends for its survival on the availability of abortion, the objectification of women, and the continuation of a promiscuous culture."

"Moose," Girlfriends Films' vice president, claims that the first few days of each month are his "favorite time," as this is when the company selects its charitable recipients.

"It is then we find out what charity was picked to receive a donation from our charity program," Moose explains. "The choice says a lot about the person who selected it, and we are always happy to give performers and leaders in this industry a chance to promote their favorite charity and give back to the community."

Which pro-choice group will the company support next? We'll have to wait and find out.

(H/T: LifeSiteNews)

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