I was looking for data to quantify abortion subsidies derived from taxation, especially for Planned Parenthood. The money is inarguably fungible, but just how much of it actually goes to abortions?
At Forbes I found this – which far exceeded my ambitions.
The article is an overview of all tax dollars going to abortionists, and there is a specific bit on Planned Parenthood. It is a thoughtful and thorough analysis. The discussion of a PP Michigan clinic is instructive as to creative accounting practices.
Cecile Richards lied, yet again, when she told Congress PP makes no profit from federal subsidies. And no one asked about State contributions to her eugenics project.
Update: Oct 7, 504PM
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“Over the past five years Planned Parenthood has funneled $22 million to its political affiliate, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.“
And, over the past 5 years, they’ve received $2.5 billion in Federal funding. If I were a Democrat in the House or Senate, I’d be wondering why I didn’t get more back.
Watching the CSPAN video of Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Cynthia Lummis, (R) Wyoming, elicits the following from Richards (Start at 00:54:33):
- Mammograms provided – None.
- Abortions – three percent of procedures, eighty six percent of non-government revenue. (A question I asked in early August)
- Taxpayers fund over forty percent of PP.
- $5.1 million in annual travel expenses.
The fungibility issue is raised, but Richards dissembles.
Lummus: “If taxpayer dollars are being used to free up services that you provide…
Richards: “We don’t get a federal subsidy…”
Lummus: “Could you function on non-federal dollars?”
Richards: “We don’t make any profit off of federal money.”
They just pay expenses with your money. We all know that has nothing to do with profit.
Keep watching Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, (R) Utah, after Lummis five minutes are over. He asks if Richards will provide the information, “How many of your affiliates receive the majority of their revenue from abortion?” requested by Lummis.
Richards at 01:01:11 “I don’t want to commit to anything that I don’t want you to have.”
Did she really just say that?
The MSM and DNC wagons are circled to protect Planned Parenthood.
In last week’s debate Carly Fiorina spoke of “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”
PP and the Democrat Operatives with Bylines are denying this video exists and excoriating Carly. Put aside the fact that what she said was only inaccurate as an understatement when describing the videos taken as a whole, it’s precisely accurate regarding this video in particular. Who ya gonna believe, George Stephanopoulos, Melissa Harris-Perry and Hillary Clinton – or your lying eyes?
Start at about 5:45. Best watched on an empty stomach.
Of course, any Progressive exposed to this will yell “Selectively edited!” ignoring the fact that over 10 hours of the unedited video were released at the same time. They’ll just be following orders in the #WarOnBabies.
As Carly pointed out, it does speak to the character of this nation, and I cannot think of a better reason to “shut the government down” so it stops financing this horror with taxpayer dollars.