Planned Parenthood: Making a Killing

It’s been 1,350 days since the Senate passed a budget, but the checks to Planned Parenthood keep flowing! While American companies suffer, business at Cecile Richards’s group couldn’t be better. According to the organization’s latest annual report (FY 2011-12), it looks like the government helped Planned Parenthood to another record year. For the second time in as many years, Richards’s “nonprofit” is celebrating more than a billion dollars in total revenue–and almost half of it came courtesy of U.S. taxpayers.

PPA_killingAmerica’s abortion provider managed to squeeze $542.4 million out of federal, state, and local governments last year–a $55 million bump from 2010. And judging by its $155 million profit, the organization hardly needed the money! Still, Congress insists on being Planned Parenthood’s biggest benefactor–even if it means borrowing millions from China to pay for it. The government chipped in the lion’s share of Richards’s budget (45%) last year, and then raised taxes on us to keep the killing machine afloat. That should outrage every American, regardless of how they feel about abortion. The President complains about tax breaks for millionaires–while he supports welfare for billionaire organizations!

Fox News crunched the numbers and was shocked to find that government support for Planned Parenthood had jumped by 167% in the last 10 years alone. Of course, as more states aggressively step in to defund Planned Parenthood, the Left has been just as aggressive in filling the gap. They claim the money helps women, but based on this report, Planned Parenthood was too busy reelecting President Obama to help anyone! Cancer screenings (the theme of Richards’s incessant election ads) dropped by a stunning 29% in 2011-12, and contraception services slumped 12%. Of course, the number of mammograms performed at Planned Parenthood stayed the same: zero.

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