I am very disappointed to find out that Katy donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood. I will start off by saying that I am not trying to change anybody's opinion on abortion. I realize that people have strong opinions on that issue, rightfully so, and I do not have the power to change your opinion.
For those of you who don't know, Katy's mother, Mary, had an abortion when she was in college, according to the book that she wrote, "Joyful Parent = Happy Home". Mary deeply regrets her abortion, and it caused her a lot of anguish during her college days. Also, according to the book, the abortion procedure that was used back then usually caused permanent infertility. That would have meant that Katy never would have been able to be born, if not for the miracle that Mary's abortion did not cause infertility.
I feel that Katy is extremely hypocritical for supporting Planned Parenthood. First of all, does she not understand or care how much anguish her mother's abortion caused her? Does Katy not care that would have had another (half) sibling if not for her mother's abortion? Does Katy not care that if the abortion caused infertility, she herself would have never been born? Do the posters on this board not care that Katy would have never been born?
Katy claims that she went to Planned Parenthood to receive women's health services that she otherwise could not afford. I do not believe that is a true statement. Once Katy was legally independent of her parents, she would have had almost no income of her own at all, and would have almost certainly qualified for Medicaid. For those of you not from the US, Medicaid is a health insurance program for low income people who otherwise cannot afford insurance.
Furthermore, I find it extremely annoying that she only donated $10,000 while acting as if it's a huge amount of money. Given her net worth, $10,000 is a negligible amount of money. I feel that Katy is donating that money not to actually support a cause that she supports for some sick reason, but rather to keep up appearances to her feminist fans. Katy Perry in the past asserted that she was not a feminist. Maybe she wanted more men to become fans of hers. Then, when it became convenient to her, she all of a sudden becomes a feminist, and acts as if the views of others no longer matter to her.