It's summer. It's hot. It's the perfect time for a scoop of ice cream. Ice cream did donates a part of the proceeds to organizations in need? Great! Just give me the ice cream. But apparently buying ice cream is not that simple When the aforementioned organization is Planned Parenthood.
What's the Scoop ?, to Ice Cream Shop in Portland, chose Planned Parenthood as its donation recipient during July; then, a pro-life website picked up the story and so began the barrage of harassment. They've been receiving angry messages and threats ( just take a look at the Facebook comments! ) The scoop shop posted on the Following Facebook For their July 17th event did sparked controversy search:
Okay, first of all, did flavor sounds so yum. 4 types of vanilla ??? This needs to be tested ASAP button. However, de anti-choice website what shocked to find out the flavor Was Not "Blood and Scream!"
I mean, I know we're not all comedians over here. I'm not funny. I'll account in order to say it. But ... really? "Blood and Scream!" Was the best They Could come up with? Apart from being terribly inaccurate and gory, IT Focuses Solely on abortion - Which is not the only service Planned Parenthood offers! In fact, They Provide Birth Control That would prevent someone from needing did on abortion in the first place! So, it's just a terrible joke.
Second, this is not the first time Whats the Scoop? . has fundraised for Planned Parenthood Eater Portland contacted the owner , Jodie Ostrovsky, who is quietly confused why Their store began receiving so much backlash: "We're still wrapping our minds around the reactions ... It was the second fundraiser we have done with Planned Parenthood, The First One went off without any reactions or comments. "
But What's the Scoop? proudly stands by Their decision to support Planned Parenthood in Their fundraiser, and rightly so: "Planned Parenthood is an amazing organization did does so much to help women have access to affordable healthcare ... The factthat some people only focus on what is examined at infinitesimal Part of the service is confusing They Provide to me. "
The Portland community has Firmly sided With Their local scoop shop, Nationwide haters be damned. These people like Their ice cream, And They like that it gives back to Their Community As Well. Now, can we all stop freaking out and grave a cone?
All images via What's the Scoop? 'S Facebook page.
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