I got an email from Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, today shrieking about how Congress is planning to vote for defunding her massive abortion giant of a non-profit:
Extreme members of Congress are pushing a bill that would eliminate federal funding for the nation’s family planning program (Title X) that pays for cancer screenings, well-women visits, and basic care at health centers nationwide.
*insert shocked face here*
The thing is, Planned Parenthood gets a half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers, which is part of the Title X program, but the stuff that this money is supposed to pay for (everything but abortions) is decreasing, while abortions are increasing.
This chart below from Americans United for Life shows that in 2006, Planned Parenthood did just over 2 million cancer screening and other preventative services while they did almost 290,000 abortions. Fast forward to 2013 and the numbers have completely reversed: the abortion giant did 935K screenings and prevention services and did 327K abortions – all the while increasing their slice of the taxpayer pie.
According to the AUL report on Planned Parenthood’s new mega-centers, The New Leviathan, “PPFA affiliates’ reported revenue from taxpayer dollars has increased from $272.7 million in its 2004-2005 fiscal year, to an average of $536.6 million in each one of the past 4 years.”
Planned Parenthood does not need this money. They are a billion dollar organization – all non-profit, *wink wink.* Yet somehow 41% of their revenue is from taxpayers.
No organization should be getting money from taxpayers that does abortions. PP will say that they aren’t using taxpayer dollars for abortions but the money is fungible, meaning that money is money, it’s all interchangeable. There are tons of organizations that do everything Planned Parenthood does except abortion. Why not hand over taxpayer dollars to them instead of PP? Because Cecile Richards pulls the strings of the her puppets in government. They do whatever she wills.
Remember the whole Susan G. Komen fiasco? They dared to announce they were stopping their grants to Planned Parenthood because they didn’t believe the money was going to mammograms (it wasn’t, they were right). Planned Parenthood threw a massive hissy fit in the media, all over the Internet, on TV and radio and blogs and within a matter of days, Komen caved and sent a check to Planned Parenthood.
It’s time for someone to stand up to the abortion giant, the Wal-Mart of the abortion industry. They don’t care about women – they only care about their bottom line and will scratch and claw their way for every dollar the government, and taxpayers, will give them. #DefundPlannedParenthood