"Americans are sick and tired of underwriting the nation's largest abortion business," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. The Republican-controlled House voted in the last session to strip federal funding for the organization but the measure did not advance. Separate efforts at the state level to yank funding have been blocked by the courts. Mostly recently, a federal appeals court in October blocked Indiana from carrying out a law to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. According to the latest annual report, the $542 million in taxpayer support last year counted Medicaid money. The total represents a steady increase, up 11 percent from $487 million the year before; that amount was up 34 percent from $363 million the year before that.
Planned Parenthood also slammed a renewed effort in Congress by Black and others to strip certain federal funding to the group. The latest annual report also showed Planned Parenthood performed nearly 334,000 abortions in 2011, which The Susan B. Anthony List said was a record. Though federal funding is not supposed to go toward abortions, pro-life groups and lawmakers still suggested a connection between the increases. "Planned Parenthood has spent much of the last few years demanding that taxpayers add millions more to their coffers, citing their non-profit status and so-called focus on women's health. What have we received for our money? While government subsidies to Planned Parenthood have reached an all-time high, so too has the number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business," Dannenfelser said. Full story can be found here.
- • "Planned Parenthood reported receiving record taxpayer funding [$542
million in tax dollars] in the last reporting year, while also
performing a record number of abortions. Planned Parenthood recently announced
that all local affiliates would have to begin providing abortion
services starting in 2013.
- "Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions—a record
for the organization that received 45 percent of its revenues from
taxpayer-funded government sources during the 2011-12 fiscal year. According to
analysis by Susan B. Anthony List, Planned Parenthood has performed almost 1 million abortions in the past three years alone. The
organization made only 2,300 adoption referrals and provided fewer than 30,000
- "Excess revenues exceeding $87 million and net assets of more than
- "Despite the half-truths spread during last year’s election—the organization does not and cannot provide mammograms. As Alliance Defending Freedom’s
(ADF) Casey Mattox explained following an ADF Freedom of Information Act request, no Planned Parenthood
affiliate even holds the licenses necessary under federal law to perform
- "Accusations of fraud and the group’s apparent willingness to abet the sex trafficking of minor girls should at least raise scrutiny of the organization’s federal funding.'
Contact your Rep: Use this quick and easy form at CMA's Freedom2Care legislative action site to contact your U.S. Representative to support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (HR 217). The House bill would ensure that Title X family planning grants are used for their intended purpose and not to provide a fungible subsidy to organizations that perform abortions.