End Taxpayer Subsidies to Planned Parenthood

ultrasoundFrom – The Conservative Action Project

July 30, 2015
Washington, DC

It’s time to stop the flow of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, once and for all.

Leaders in Congress and [five] states have rightly begun investigations into allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates may be illegally harvesting and selling body parts from aborted unborn children. We applaud these leaders for this necessary and appropriate response to the shocking and disturbing undercover video released in recent weeks showing Planned Parenthood executives describing in grisly detail how the procure and sell tiny hearts, livers, and lungs.

It’s clear from the video alone that probable cause exists that the organization which receives over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding each year has violated state and federal law. The investigations in Congress and numerous states will bring the truth to light and hopefully lead to any necessary prosecution.

But investigations cannot be the last step. National leaders in Congress and in state legislatures across the country must act to end taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood.

In the fiscal year 2013, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements -46% of their total budget. That same year, the ostensible non-profit reported more than $127 million in excess revenue, and had more than $1.4 billion in net assets.Over the past seven reporting years, Planned Parenthood has increasingly performed more abortions – over 300,000 every year – while decreasing provision of other preventative services like cancer screenings.

Our government should use American tax dollars responsibly and for the common good. No matter what one thinks of abortion, American taxpayers’ deserve lawmakers who won’t funnel their hard-earned dollars to groups that are abusing it. Planned Parenthood is in business not to “help women,” but to build an abortion monopoly that benefits its executives and the politicians who keep the dollars flowing, even if it means trafficking human body parts and covering up suspected criminal acts. Planned Parenthood should be held accountable by the same standards as every other corporation or organization. No American should be forced to participate in Planned Parenthood’s corruption.

We ask those who have the prosecutorial and purse power to do the right thing – end public funding of the abortion giant and pursue the legal avenues that should have been explored long ago. Even as investigations proceed, there should be an immediate termination of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

We stand united in asking every member of Congress and every state and local government official who supplies Planned Parenthood with taxpayer funding to cease that funding immediately. Not one more penny from one more American’s paycheck should go to Planned Parenthood.

On July 14, the Center for Medical Progress released a video documenting a top Planned Parenthood executive nonchalantly chewing on a salad and sipping wine as she describes with gruesome specificity the process of harvesting and selling aborted baby parts. In between sips, she explains to undercover journalists she thought represented a human biologics company the different price points for various parts – head, heart, liver, lungs- and how Planned Parenthood abortionists can intentionally preserve intact body parts while performing an abortion. The Planned Parenthood executive is asked how the cold economics of supply and demand figure into Planned Parenthood’s calculations during an abortion procedure. “It makes a huge difference,” the executive responded. She then proceeds to explain that “for that reason,” the Planned Parenthood doctors will place the forceps and crush the baby in such a way to preserve the more profitable organs.

Selling body parts from an aborted baby for profit is a federal crime, punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000. Some of the procedures described in the video appear to be similar to partial-birth abortion, a grotesque procedure which was banned in 2003 with the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003; the Act was upheld in 2007 by the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart. Planned Parenthood responded to the public outrage generated by the video’s release by stating the body parts were donated with consent of the customers. Yet, despite Planned Parenthood’s claims that they do not “financially benefit” from their sales of baby parts, one of the harvesting companies that works with Planned Parenthood advertises the opportunity for “financial benefits” and says that clinics can expect to be “fiscally reward[ed].”

This isn’t the first time Planned Parenthood has faced accusations of breaking the law, while receiving taxpayer support. For the last several years, a public report has been submitted to Congress detailing 44 known audits and other reviews that show Planned Parenthood’s waste, abuse, and potential fraud of tax-payer dollars (www.investigatetheirplan.org). As of 2014, the total documented waste and abuse by state family planning programs was in excess of $115 million dollars, the lion’s share of which was attributed to Planned Parenthood. The potential fraud included the illegal practice of billing and being reimbursed by Title XIX agencies for medications and/or services provided in connection with an abortion. Other alleged billing violations include overbilling for contraceptives and Plan B products, billing for unnecessary treatments, and billing multiple times for a single visit. How is it that over half a billion in taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood every year?

We applaud Congress for the announcement of a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood and we call on attorney generals to do investigations of Planned Parenthood in their states. These investigations must be thorough, extensive and include not only financial fraud but also possible illegal trafficking in baby parts and possible violations of the federal partial birth abortion ban. We also call on Congress and state officials to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood has a track record of covering up rape and suspected sexual abuse of underage girls who seek abortions at Planned Parenthood. Last year, a complaint was filed against a Tempe, Arizona, Planned Parenthood facility for failing to report, as state law requires, the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl. According to police reports, the Planned Parenthood counselor told the alleged victim and her mother at an abortion consultation that she “did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement.” In Colorado, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains recently settled a lawsuit alleging that it performed an abortion on a 13-year-old girl who had been impregnated by her stepfather, without providing the legally required notice to the girl’s parents or reporting the abuse to the authorities. Instead, Planned Parenthood is alleged to have looked the other way, performed an abortion on the girl, and sent her out the door with her rapist stepfather, who continued to sexually abuse her.

Along with China and North Korea, the United States is one of only seven nations in the world that allows for abortions after 20 weeks, an age which scientific evidence has proven that an unborn child can feel excruciating pain. But Planned Parenthood relentlessly campaigned against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, federal legislation that would prohibit abortions at that precise 20 week mark. While Planned Parenthood opposes all laws and other limits on its abortion profit operation, the exposure of its side business selling baby parts brings its fierce opposition to this law and others like it into clearer focus. The undercover videos suggest Planned Parenthood has engaged in the farming of baby organs from pain-capable children.

As evidenced by the videos, pain, health, and ethics are of little concern to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire. As crony capitalists, they are dependent on taxpayer dollars, and thanks to their powerful labyrinth of lobbyists and politicians in Washington and in state capitols across the country, they have been successful, year after year, in obtaining tax-payer dollars to fund their abortion-driven political machine. All the while, Planned Parenthood returned this favor to its political allies by spending millions, exclusively on pro-abortion Democrats, to return them to positions of power.

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10 months 12 days ago
As Mother Theresa said, “God will not be mocked.” Children held in sex trafficking are innocent and not agreeing to their situation and consequently wind up pregnant is a crime in itself and/or are impregnated by a male in the household. These males should be punished severely. These young innocent girls should never be placed back in that same household. The girls and families of these girls should be given the option to keep these babies–not kill them. For those women who irresponsibily get pregnant– when the option of birth control prevention is offered free–should be killed and their baby be put up for adoption. The baby is innocent. My interpretation of “planned parenthood” is to take some form of birth control to prevent a pregnancy. Planned Parenthood as it exist is DOWN RIGHT MURDER. God must be weeping at the murder, i.e. ripping apart of these inoncent babies —… Read more »
Lee Sherry
1 year 2 months ago

It is time we stopped funding Planned Parenthood. It is crimnal to do what this group is getting paid to do. STOP FUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOW!!!!!!!!!

1 year 2 months ago

America has been eaten from inside for a long time. Remember the oath for any public office in his country has the words: “to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic” How many of our elected so called “officials” had kept their oath of office? Unmask them and drag them in front of us in the public forum or better in the public square. Let them to be forced to do their job right for us and the country. What the press is suppose to do, and they forgot, intentionally, has to be done by “We The People” everywhere we can.

1 year 2 months ago

Enough is enough, we do not as a society need to finance any longer the atrocities performed in the name of

Franklin Zavor
1 year 2 months ago

Can there be life without conception? Then when does life begin?

1 year 2 months ago

I agree with no more $’s to Planned Parenthood.

1 year 2 months ago

Why are we still giving our tax money to Planned Parenthood? Obamacare has mandated that everyone has to have healthcare insurance which will cover any female healthcare issue except abortion. Tell me again why they are STILL getting our tax money??


1 year 2 months ago
If we don’t call our congressman and demand the defunding of the slaughter house called Planned Parenthood, how different are we than the Germans who watched 6 million Jews marched on cattle cars to be baked in ovens. Fifty-six million babies have been slaughtered since Roe vs Wade. Mother Teresa said we had painted the blood of this country with the blood of the unborn and we would not go unpunished. God will not be mocked on this one and we will all be held accountable. Planned Parenthood has built an INDUSTRY to harvest baby parts to enable upper PP management to live a luxurious life. DO YOUR PART to stop it or it will continue. Show OUTRAGE. Contact everyone in Washington DC that you can and demand that your tax dollars do not support this repulsive organization. If they cannot continue with donations from people like them, then let… Read more »
Angie Dillard Brayfield
1 year 2 months ago

What is happening to America? Defund Planned Parenthood NOW! I can’t believe this is happening in America. Take a stand and prove to the American people this is wrong! It doesn’t matter whether you’re Democrat or Republican. This is wrong.

These mega churches need to be held accountable as well. If membership is over 10,000 they don’t need to be tax exempt. They may spend their congregants money more wisely if they knew it was coming from their pockets. I worked in a mega church and I know this to be true.

The liberal media is sending America and the people who believe every word they say down a dark and dangerous path. I believe that a majority of people want to do what is right. We elected you to be our voice. Please do what is RIGHT and defund Planned Parenthood.

1 year 2 months ago

Lets not stop at half measures. Planned Barrenhood needs to be completely defunded of tax dollars. Remember how all federal tax dollars were prohibited from paying for abortions over a decade ago? Since Planned Parenthood also does business in other proceedures (which feed into later abortions) like contraceptives, they shifted on paper where the tax money would be used. It didn’t limit tax dollars feeding this abortion giant at all. Just like in bans on abortions EXCEPT for cases of rape or incest, instantly all the abortions that continue to be committed are reclassified as rapes.

We are not dealing with a legitimate business run by honest people. What legitimate business makes $127million in profit from killing pre-born babies? Correction: since PP is a “non-profit organization” that $127million profit is called “excess revenue”. Please pardon the inaccuracy in terminology.

1 year 2 months ago

While I agree with the conservative view on this point, I also want our nation to stop all tax breaks for “non-profit” institutions, such as churches. There’s no reason why million-dollar churches don’t pay their fair share of the tax burden. This is not the 17 or 1800s.; As long as there are as many exemptions to rules, regulations, and laws, we will never fix anything in this country.

1 year 2 months ago
I have NO problem with ending the tax exemption for all churches, as well as all tax-exempt organizations, and ALL foundations DRJCA1. However, I think that might raise the ire of folks like the left-leaning Ford Foundation, the various Soros financed organizations and especially the Clinton Foundation. There are of course many other leftist groups that would object to this “leveling of the playing field”, when it comes to tax breaks. When they talk about “fairness” and “fair share”, what they usually mean is attack the other guy, but leave them alone. So if you truly want to strip the special tax provisions in the tax code for one group (the churches), then you should strip the special tax provisions for everyone who also benefits from similar provisions in the tax code. If you believe that, then I completely agree with you. Otherwise, you are simply trying to target the… Read more »
1 year 2 months ago
I am with you on this PaulE & DRJCA1, especially Mega churches and all the so-called charities. Some of these foundations are being used to funnel money to political candidates AND to the people who founded them, for personal use. However, I believe small churches who do a lot of community work should still be allowed tax exempt status as long as they can prove (on a yearly basis) how much they spend on their charity work and that charity has to be at least 99% on legal citizens. I also have no problem with documenting who is receiving the charity so the churches records can be verified or with unannounced random checks. If it is found out the are receiving prior notification of the random checks then their tax exempt status should be cancelled. It appears to me we have way too many private charities popping up and they… Read more »
1 year 2 months ago

Hey if it ain’t the queen of the copy and paste, HAM.

Ham, there’s nothing that puts me to sleep faster than curling up next to one of your copy and pasted Wikipedia posts. God bless you girl!

1 year 2 months ago

Tina: this comment isn’t even relevant and neither are you.

Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago
Why oh why did TINY…err Tina leave me and DRJCA1 out of her (or is it a him in disguise?) disparaging remarks directed at PaulE and Ham? Are we not dull enough to suit? To you dullards out there, has it not appeared as obvious that there is a difference of opinion as to what life is worth? Those of us who put high value upon the lives of the unborn tend to have no price equivalent. To those who tend to have a high value upon that life, it also appears that we place a higher value on responsibility and liberty as well. It is not the public’s place to fund someone else in their pursuit of happiness whether that happiness comes from undue greed, malice or pure evil. We can, however, provide them a forum for name-calling and denigration of others’ viewpoints. In that way they can show… Read more »
1 year 2 months ago
Hi Ham, The problem with making a special tax carve-out for “small churches who do a lot of community work” is that then you open the door right back up to people who will create “small religious or community groups” (many of whom will simply be the same people running the current tax-exempt organizations), who will claim they are doing “valuable charity or community action work”. So you replace one centralized tax-exempt foundation or organization with 50, 100 or 1,000 “independent” ones throughout the country. All of them staffed or controlled by the same people who ran the mega organization or foundation before. It’s been done before by several groups that ran afoul of the government. Then you have the issue of who is going to decide what is valuable community work? Some local, state or federal bureaucrat with a political axe to grind? Maybe some new, special Congressionally funded… Read more »
1 year 2 months ago

PaulE can we agree that there are sharp knives and dull knives, and that you belong in the very back of the conservative knife drawer as just too dull to even find its way through conservative rhetoric.

1 year 2 months ago

All of them, left and right.

1 year 2 months ago


Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago


Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago

I could agree with you if you would extend that to wealthy foundations and trusts where they no longer own the money, but control it and get the exemptions from paying taxes, as do all charities. If all charities and tax exempt organizations were removed from that privilege, we could get rid of one massive problem in our IRS codes. It would also remove to a great extent the ability of the governments telling the churcues what they could and could not do.

1 year 2 months ago

Totally agree and I did mean all organizations and other tax exempt stuff.

Diana Erbio
1 year 2 months ago

What is happening to America???Read my current AMAC column, Are America’s Four Olds Being Destroyed? if you have a chance. To find it just scroll down on more news articles.
The “FOUR OLDS” were spoken about daily on radio broadcasts by Chairman Mao during China’s Cultural Revolution that began in 1966. Mao spoke of the evils of the “FOUR OLDS” which was Old ideas, Old culture, Old customs, and Old habits. To transform the society Mao said the “FOUR OLDS” had to be destroyed to make way for the “FOUR NEWS”. Are America’s “FOUR OLDS” being destroyed?

1 year 2 months ago

Mao’s little red book called Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid for the indigents, unemployment compensation, libraries, public schools, FDIC insurance on our money, the interstate freeway system, fire and police departments socialism.
I call it society. What do you call it?

Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago

Progressivism. Communism. and Socialism as well as The Collective. There are even shades of pure Democracy or mob rule. You don’t like it, don’t eat it.
In an earlier post I requested that you share with us your intelligence and brain. Guess that was impossible since it seems to be stuck somewhere out of sight, out of mind. Oh well. I’m done with trying to find any rationality to your positions on anything since they add nothing to any reasonable discussion. You must be a product of our public progressive government schools. Too bad, and you showed such great promise before the harvesting of the head occurred. How much did Planned Parenthood get for your body parts?

Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago

The sequence of these posts were arranged out of order or we posted wrong. Sorry I didn’t addresss my last one so you would know that that was not addressed to RIK. It was to a Troll.

1 year 2 months ago

Hey BozO, you’ve reared your Socialist head again Comrade. Society to you, just means redistribution of wealth, to me, it means the government is again trying to steal from me only they call it taxes!

Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago

RIK, I guess by now you have realized that I didn’t follow my own advice to you on ignoring the trolls.
Sorry, but I had gotten about a belly full of their name calling and idiomatic idiocy. Hope my attempt to lightly high-brow them met with your approval. Wanted to do a little more than just name-call since that alone doesn’t quite measure up in the ridicule department. You know, Ann Coulter uses ridicule in spades to denigrate the Left. Couldn’t match her, but…

1 year 2 months ago

Ivan, these people and their Communist theology are a cancer to this country. … You can’t ignore cancer, because it just won’t go away. I’ve taken my stance to fight Communism from my own personal events in my life. I refuse to quit fighting and will continue to deal with these bozos whenever I can.

I have a question for these trolls, PaulO, Tina and Ryan, please answer this since Wasserman Schultz, the so-called Democratic National Party Chairman couldn’t … Please tell me, what’s the difference between Democrats and Socialists? … awaiting your replies with bated breath …

Ivan Berry
1 year 2 months ago

Read it; liked the knowledge gained; should have been in this weeks newsletter (greater exposure); and had substance, unlike this plan above that will likely result in a flat out veto.
Yes, I got kinda ugly in my comments to your article, but rest assurred, none of my animus is directed at you.

1 year 2 months ago

Stop the funding now!!!

Disruptive Element
1 year 2 months ago

Instead of listing all the supporters, you should list every phone number of the entire congress for those out here who need a little push to say something to those that rule over us. Speak up everyone, otherwise, Cecil the lion will continue to be the latest smokescreen to keep it out of the media.
The lefties are out there screaming over all their destructive issues to get their way and they have managed to win out on their march to communism.
Time is now. Your turn. Defund Planned Parenthood. You the taxpayer should not be aiding and abetting which I think is a crime.