Kardashians Join The Resistance And Film Field Trip To Planned Parenthood
Three of the sisters Kardashian—Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney—dropped in on Planned Parenthood's Los Angeles headquarters on Thursday to film for their flagship TV series.
On one hand, it may seem like humdrum news (cameras? following the Kardashians?). But, according to TMZ, the visit wasn't just part of a routine errand; the sisters were there to discuss with organizers the group's efforts and how they're faring under President Trump's administration. They'd also voiced a desire to contribute to the group's cause.
Seeing as how this episode will, presumably, be broadcast to millions of viewers, it can be taken as a pointed political stance. It was almost exactly a month ago that Trump signed legislation to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions. As reported at the New York Times, the President had proposed preserving funding if the group stopped providing abortion services—the organization countered by saying it would never agree to such a deal.
There is no word on when the Keeping Up... episode will air.
Two of the Kardashians voiced support for Planned Parenthood on Twitter after the Thursday visit:
This is not the first time that Kim has taken a public stance that runs against the current administration's policies. When Trump unveiled his proposed travel ban earlier this year, Kim took to Twitter to post statistics on the (non) correlation between immigration from the Middle East and safety on U.S. soil.
It should be noted that parent Caitlyn Jenner had voted for Trump (but is possibly regretting it, as she now refuses to play golf with the President) and husband Kanye West had tweeted support for Trump (but later took down the tweets after the unveiling of the travel ban). West also bashed Beyonce and praised Trump in a 17-minute rant that cut short a concert in Sacramento in November.
LAist called Planned Parenthood's Los Angeles headquarters to find more details on the Kardashians' visit, but have yet to hear back as of publication.