'The Price Is Right' Planned Parenthood donation sparks criticism, praise

1010 WINS Newsroom
May 12, 2020 - 5:20 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- “The Price Is Right” donated nearly $100,000 to Planned Parenthood during a primetime special featuring RuPaul on Monday night — drawing the ire of some viewers who are opposed to the nonprofit. 

RuPaul, who was a guest on “The Price Is Right at Night,” chose Planned Parenthood as the charity that would receive a donation matching the value of the prizes each contestant received.

Contestants racked up a total of $97,266 in prizes — including two cars — so the show promised to donate that amount to the reproductive health care nonprofit.

But while some fans lauded the donation, others were outraged by it, as Planned Parenthood offers services including abortions to patients. 

“#PriceIsRight on @CBS is raising money to ABORT BABIES tonight in primetime. All money raised goes to Planned Parenthood,” one Twitter user wrote. 

 

“Legend @RuPaul is on The Price is Right playing for matched donations to @PPFA #PlannedParenthood, because that’s what heroes do,” another user tweeted.