Where are your tax dollars going?
By: Katie Pavich
Planned Parenthood has released its annual report for fiscal year 2011-2012. The taxpayer funded organization performed a record 333,964 abortions in 2011 alone and received 45 percent of its annual revenue from taxpayers. Over the past three years, Planned Parenthood performed nearly a million abortions.
Although the abortion giant markets itself as a women’s health organization simply providing cancer screenings and contraception, those services continue to decrease at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. Since 2009, contraceptive services have dropped by 12 percent while cancer screening services have decreased by 29 percent.
Pro-life Susan B. Anthony List President President Marjorie Dannenfelser described the report at “horrifying” and has responded by pointing out the lives taken away through taxpayer funding while Planned Parenthood continues to profit monetarily.
“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. Destroying nearly one million children in three years is not health care and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and girls. As Planned Parenthood’s funding goes up, abortions increase and real health services for women go down,” Dannenfelser said. “As if these numbers weren’t already horrifying, Planned Parenthood has upped the ante even further by mandating that all affiliates provide abortions beginning this year.
Americans are sick and tired of underwriting the nation’s largest abortion business. We call on Congress to immediately investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.”