Thursday, December 16, 2010

Increase Abortion Funding: Lame-duck Congress

Tea Party heros in Congress campaigned on plans to de-fund Planned Parenthood, but the omnibus budget bill currently debated in D.C. includes a substantial INCREASE in federal abortion funding.

In a related story, Planned Parenthood's latest report shows an increase in its abortions performed from 305,310 in 2007 to 324,008 in 2008.

-- From "Planned Parenthood’s Christmas Bonus From Congress" by Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Online 12/16/10

A pro-life Hill aide points out more Omnibus outrageousness:
$327 million is allocated for the Title X Family Planning Program which provides funding to groups like Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation. This is a $10 million increase over last year (FY10 level was $317 million) and a $44 million increase over the last four years (FY07 level was $283 million). (page 979)

From "Planned Parenthood Gets $363M in Tax Money, Abortions Rise" by Steven Ertelt, 12/16/10

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America finally released its 2008-2009 Annual report detailing its financial figures. The report shows it received more government funding, which has translated into more abortions.

The total government grants and contracts received by PPFA affiliates from government sources including state, local and federal governments, increased from $337 million to $350 million in 2009. The new report shows that figure has increased again to $363 million, though it does not specify what portion of the figure was received from each level of government.

Government grants accounted for 33% of Planned Parenthood’s income compared with just 28 percent for private donations. Income from its abortion centers generated another 37 percent.

In 1997, Planned Parenthood did about 160,000 abortions and received approximately $160 million in total taxpayer funding from various levels of government. Both the number of abortions and the amount of money received from government, supposedly for family planning to reduce abortions, has more than doubled since then.

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