ALERT: Did you know that HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of YOUR taxpayer dollars are being given away every single year… to the largest ABORTION PROVIDER in America?
YOU READ THAT RIGHT: over 500 million dollars — OVER HALF A BILLION DOLLARS — was funneled by the federal government last year, directly into the bank accounts of Planned Parenthood… giving them nearly HALF of the money they make in a single year!
WHY are we giving HALF A BILLION DOLLARS to ABORTIONISTS??? Our country should NOT be BORROWING MONEY to PAY FOR ABORTIONS! It’s time to END taxpayer funding of abortion — NOW!
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One of the greatest threats to women and young girls is the Obama Administration’s attempts to insert the federal government further into the role of promoting elective abortions with federal taxpayers’ money. One example is the treatment of Planned Parenthood, a political ally of the President and the largest provider of elective abortions in the country.
Planned Parenthood is a giant abortion chain, and it has received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and reimbursements from the government. No one knows exactly
how much we’ve wasted in supporting abortion businesses, but a 2010 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report showed hundreds of millions have been funneled to them. Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 Annual Report showed they received a record $542 million in total taxpayer funding in one year, making up 45% of their annual revenue.
Not only is Planned Parenthood getting richer by collecting public bailouts for abortion services, they’re also profiting off the taxpayer by making abortion services the core of their so-called “family planning support” — they try to push abortions on women so they can make more money. To make matters even worse, these big abortion businesses have been found to be complicit in promoting sex-selection abortions, facilitating human trafficking, engaging in coercive behavior, and failing to maintain financial records in accordance with the law, just to name a few things!
Every time the States have tried to step in and stop taxpayer funding of abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, the Obama regime leaps to their rescue, either funding them directly, or threatening to withhold all money from the States. In other words, Barack Obama takes up for his friends and says, “Over my dead body!”
That means it’s up to CONGRESS to finally put an end to this — and there ARE enough numbers to do it, IF WE THE PEOPLE PUT PRESSURE ON THEM TO TAKE ACTION!
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Don’t be fooled when abortion groups try to claim that taxpayer money isn’t spent on abortions directly: their funding has gone UP while their non-abortion services are plummeting, which means that money IS being used in ways it’s NOT supposed to be. As STOPP International reported in their in-depth analysis of Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report, the leading abortion industry organization is not delivering on its promise to provide expanded services commensurate with the huge increase it has received in government funding — an increase of 78 percent over the past six years. While affiliate numbers, facility numbers, and “services” have decreased, its customer numbers have remained stagnant. As the Washington Times reports:
“While Planned Parenthood is performing a record number of abortions, their cancer screenings have dropped by 29 percent, and contraceptive services by 12 percent over the past three years. These numbers do not jibe with the public relations campaign Planned Parenthood has employed over the last few years, enrobing itself in ‘breast cancer prevention pink’ and promoting slogans like, ‘Don’t take away my cancer screenings.’The number of mammograms provided by Planned Parenthood appearing on the annual report is also worth noting: zero. Contrary to claims made by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and President Obama, Planned Parenthood isn’t even certified to perform mammograms. It doesn’t even list any referrals for the procedure.
Additionally, it has lost 27 percent of its donor base since 2007. Despite all that, its bottom line continues to increase, thanks to its ever-expanding abortion business — and government funding.
The number of overall “services” reported by Planned Parenthood began declining in 2010, and has now reached its lowest point since 2006. Meanwhile, its government income
increased from $305.3 million in 2006 to a whopping $542.4 million in the fiscal year ended 2012. Our government now hands the nation’s largest abortion chain $1.5 million of our hard-earned taxpayer money per day, each and every day. Taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood increased 78 percent over the past six years — ostensibly to provide more services. “Services” reported by Planned Parenthood are down 3.3 percent since 2009.
Abortion remains Planned Parenthood’s source of clinic revenue. As Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, writes, “That’s why it is no surprise that this profit-driven business chose to up the ante this year, mandating that all of its affiliates must provide abortions beginning this month. This mandate has already prompted several clinics that do not wish to perform abortions to break off and go independent.”
Requiring that all of its affiliates provide abortions is the ultimate evidence that Planned Parenthood’s chief concern is making money off abortion — not the health of vulnerable women and girls.
WHY would we keep funding this group???
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To help address this problem of taxpayer funding of abortion, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced the first pro-life bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on the first
day of this session of Congress: the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 61).
Rep. Blackburn is Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Her legislation would prevent Title X federal funding from going to big, profitable abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood until they agree not to perform or refer for elective abortions. This is an important step — because we can’t afford the moral and financial cost to this country for innocent lives to be taken, especially as it happens with federal taxpayer money.
We must DEMAND that Congress pass H.R. 61 and other pieces of legislation like it, so that we can stop taxpayer funding for abortion and begin to hold Planned Parenthood and others who violate the law accountable — but we can’t do it without YOUR HELP! If we can FLOOD the offices of every single Senator and Congressman, demanding that they STOP the half-billion dollars in taxpayer funding of abortions in America — we CAN finally put an end to it!
But we need YOUR help — send your Blast Faxes to every single Member of Congress NOW!
P.S. Every 94 seconds, Planned Parenthood performs an abortion… and collects OVER $1,600 in taxpayer money from Uncle Sam. THAT HAS TO END.
The reintroduction of this legislation in the 113th Congress is similar to legislation former Congressman Mike Pence introduced in the 112th Congress (H.R. 217). As Rep. Blackburn said, “Congressman Pence has been a champion in the fight to protect innocent human life and I hope to continue his leadership in the House. As a woman, I believe… our taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, who profit from the destruction of human life with taxpayer money. It’s fiscally irresponsible and morally indefensible.”
That’s EXACTLY THE POINT: taxpayers shouldn’t have HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars of their hard-earned money given to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood! You and I need to STAND UP and DEMAND that Congress put an END to it! TAKE ACTION NOW!
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