To the 53% of Americans who still pay federal income tax:
Do you know that your tax dollars fund as much as one-third of the budget of the abortion mill with the Orwellian name of “Planned Parenthood”? (What sort of “parent” kills her/his own child?)
The Catholic News Agency reports on July 17, 2011, that a new in-depth report on Planned Parenthood (PP) by the pro-life group, Americans United for Life, finds that $363 million – one-third of PP’s annual budget – comes from the American taxpayer.
Americans United for Life’s report, “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” is the result of their legal team researching more than 20 years of PP records, law enforcement reports, and other materials. The $363 million figure is by Planned Parenthood’s own accounting.
At a July 14 press conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), President of Americans United for Life Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, “While Congress is discussing going deeper in debt and raising the debt ceiling … our government is quietly subsidizing the world’s largest abortion provider with $1 million a day.”
Here are some of the study’s findings:
Governmenttaxpayers’ funding of Planned Parenthood has doubled since 1998 – as well as the number of abortions performed.
- PP has committed numerous financial malpractices and human rights abuses over the last two decades, including failure to report criminal child sexual abuse, failure to comply with parental involvement laws, and willingness to refer to substandard clinics.
- Planned Parenthood has been documented as assisting people engaged in prostitution and/or sex trafficking, and has “dangerously” misused the abortion drug RU-486.
- PP has provided inaccurate and misleading information to women regarding fetal development, abortion’s health risks, and to patients on emergency contraception, including the pill “ella”.
- PP committed Medicaid fraud — in California, New York, New Jersey and Washington state – where PP affiliates have been exposed for fraudulent overbilling practices.
Yoest calls for an investigation and Congressional hearings into Planned Parenthood and its systematic abuse of federal funding: “American taxpayers are being forced to directly support this abortion-saturated organization which is fraught with fraud and misuse of government monies.”
Click here, to read the full report on Planned Parenthood.