It’s no secret that American taxpayers are funding Planned Parenthood to the tune of over $500 million a year.
According to the Washington Examiner:
“As Planned Parenthood smugly announced, via their 2016-17 annual report, they performed 321,384 abortions last year and received $543.7 million in taxpayer subsidies, primarily funneled through Medicaid.”
Do you know that taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood has increased over 50% in ten years?
According to the Catholic News Agency:
“Despite seeing fewer patients, Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding has increased by 61 percent in the past decade, from $336.7 million in 2006 to $543.7 million in 2016.”
How many taxpayers saw a 61% increase in their income over the same period? How many taxpayers saw their taxes continue to increase during that same ten years?
Most conservatives complain about taxpayer funding being used to murder hundreds of thousands of innocent unborn children and they are fully justified to complain.
Again, per the Catholic News Agency:
“In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood saw 2.4 million patients at its 600 health centers, and performed 321,384 abortions. Though the number of abortions decreased slightly from the prior year, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers have increased 10 percent over the past decade, despite seeing about 600,000 fewer patients. In 2006, Planned Parenthood reported that they performed 289,750 abortions, and served 3.1 million patients.”
Note that this was just one year. According to the Catholic Family Council:
“Planned Parenthood has killed over 7.6 million babies since it legally began performing abortions in 1973 following the Roe v. Wade decision. That’s a catastrophic number. It’s easy to read 7.6 million and shrug it off. That’s more than two times the population of Los Angeles. That’s 7,600,000 humans that were never given a chance at life because of Planned Parenthood. 7,600,000 babies that never had the opportunity to celebrate a birthday. And that’s not even taking into account the number of babies aborted by Planned Parenthood illegally, before the Roe v. Wade decision was handed was decided by the United States Supreme Court.”
Here are couple of other ways to comprehend the number of innocent unborn babies that Planned Parenthood has brutally murdered.
The football stadium at the University of Michigan has a capacity of 107,601. The number of unborn murdered by Planned Parenthood would fill that stadium 70.6 times. If that doesn’t do it for you, then consider that the population of the United States is 328.8 million, meaning the number of unborn killed by Planned Parenthood equates to about 2.3% of the US population. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? Well then, try this – the state of Washington is the 13th most populated state in the country with a population of 7.5 million (that includes the cities of Seattle and Tacoma). Now consider that Planned Parenthood has brutally murdered more innocent unborn babies than the entire population of the state of Washington or any of the other 36 states below Washington on the list of most populated.
Yes, conservatives do have a legitimate complaint about Planned Parenthood’s murdering of so many innocent lives, but did you know that Planned Parenthood also donates to the political campaigns of a number of pro-abortion Democrats?
In 2016, Planned Parenthood donated $4,083,698 to political campaigns, most of which went to Democrats and a fraction to pro-abortion RINOs.
If they can afford to donate millions of dollars to the political campaigns, then why should they continue to receive federal funding? Worse yet, why should conservative American taxpayers pay for Planned Parenthood to donate to their political opponents – Democrats who support the murder of innocent unborn babies?
Every conservative in America has the legal right and obligation to be fuming mad and demand that Congress stop funding Planned Parenthood for both reasons!
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