"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 healthcare 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.
"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."
Planned Parenthood has stressed that it provides healthcare and preventative services to indigent women. But Mallory Quigley with SBA List tells OneNewsNow that this latest annual report is telling.
"Contraception services dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer-screening and prevention services dropped by 29 percent," she points out. "So Planned Parenthood spent much of the last couple of years making the case for why they should receive taxpayer funding and really relying on taxpayers to fill up their coffers -- and they're not providing the healthcare services that they claim."
According to Quigley, that "absolutely" means more of the federal money going to Planned Parenthood is freed up to perform abortions.
"Money is completely fungible -- and as we've seen, as their taxpayer funding has increased over the last three years so has the number of abortions that they provide," she explains. "And all the while, the healthcare services and their so-called 'focus on women's health' has declined."
Quigley adds that Planned Parenthood does 145 abortions for every adoption referral, which she says is indicative of the organization's priorities.
Jim Sedlak with American Life League comments on the record number of abortion reported.
"They've had an increase of about 4,000 more babies that they've killed. Planned Parenthood now kills over 900 babies a day in their own facilities, so every three days they kill the same number of innocent human beings who died on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks on the United States."
And regarding the record amount of taxpayer funding: "They reported that for the latest year, they received $542 million," notes Sedlak. "So Planned Parenthood has increased another $60 million last year -- and of course the gates are about to open wide as ObamaCare gets implemented and Planned Parenthood gets millions more."
The ALL spokesman notes that Planned Parenthood two years ago said that as of January 2013 "every single one of their affiliates had to have a clinic that did abortions." That, he says, makes the organization the largest abortion-provider in the nation -- mostly at taxpayer expense.
Planned Parenthood: Record year for abortions, taxpayer funding