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Planned Parenthood Rakes in Taxpayer Dollars

planned-parenthood-mlk-fraud-abortion-african-americans-king abortionBreaking the law doesn’t help your chances for earning federal dollars—but apparently, it doesn’t hurt them either. If there’s one thing Planned Parenthood’s learned over the last few years, it’s that crime does pay. A lot, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Despite piles of evidence (some of it from the group’s own mouth) that Cecile Richards’ group was illegally selling baby body parts (after performing equally illegal late-term abortions), a new report shows the wrongdoing hasn’t made the slightest dent in its taxpayer-funded gravy train—at least on the federal level.

On the contrary, GAO officials found, being referred for criminal prosecution didn’t result in so much as a financial blip for Richards and company. Between 2013 and 2015, Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and Marie Stopes International dug deep into taxpayers’ pockets, banking a whopping $1.5 billion from federal and state programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Title X, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Even more amazingly, four of the five Planned Parenthood locations that raked in the most money are the same ones under investigation by the FBI. Planned Parenthood offices in Mar Monte ($229 million), Los Angeles ($106 million), the Pacific Southwest ($105 million), and Northern California ($104 million).

The news disgusted a number of House conservatives, many of whom were part of the select panel a couple of years later that referred the organization to the Justice Department. Obviously, it’s offensive that taxpayers are forced to fund anyone that performs abortion—but we certainly shouldn’t fund the groups who break the law doing it. Live Action President Lila Rose can’t understand why Democrats don’t agree.

This should not be a partisan issue. Even those politicians who support abortion should be honest enough to admit that taxpayers shouldn’t be funding an organization embroiled in such barbaric and likely criminal acts—especially when there are federally-qualified health centers where the money could be redirected to help more people. DaVinci Biosciences, one of Planned Parenthood’s partners in the baby organ trade, has already admitted to breaking federal law.

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., who, along with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has been leading the fight to defund Planned Parenthood, is absolutely sickened by this betrayal of taxpayers’ trust.

“Industry giants like Planned Parenthood perform more than 320,000 abortions every year, and this GAO report exposes that these atrocities are done at the expense of taxpayers. … Abortion is not family planning,” she added. “Abortion is family destruction, and the fact that $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars is funneled to this industry is sickening. The American people deserve better.”

Most agree. Only 36 percent of the country thinks taxpayers should be forced to foot the bill for abortion. But I’m willing to bet that even they wouldn’t approve of sending that money to an organization that’s believed to have broken a long list of federal and state laws.

As for Republicans, 120 asked GAO to run the numbers. This report ought to light another fire under Congress to ramp up its push to defund Planned Parenthood. If Democrats want to stop the GOP, let them stand in front of voters and own it.

President Donald Trump has done what he can internationally and through executive order. He needs the House and Senate to do the rest.

From - The Daily Signal - by Tony Perkins

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Marie
3 years ago

The blood of murdered babies cries out to God. He will avenge their deaths. Make no mistake about it. Judgment is coming to America for the slaughter of the unborn by the millions. And everyone who participated in taking innocent life will give account to God on Judgment Day before they are sentenced to burn in the lake of fire forever. Woe be to the wicked. Their time is coming.

Frank J. Kolb
3 years ago
Reply to  Marie

I’ve got to take away your Mensa card on that comment…

George
3 years ago

My tax money funding Planned Parenthood – makes me sick – without my consent or choice I help sacrifice to BAAL – this need to be stopped along with the people/politicians who support this. I pray to God that he passes judgement on this.

Dolores Aams
3 years ago

Selling baby parts is despicable. Abortion is murder, except maybe in case of the mother’s life.

Norm Michaels
3 years ago

I never understood how people could send their babies through the fire of Molech in the Old Testament of the Bible. Look at us; we dismember our babies. This is so sad; how can our God not judge us. Our own government, our own Congress doesn’t have the morals, the fortitude to stop this; they won’t even stop funding it. Funding Planned Parenthood with my Tax Dollars makes me so angry. Jesus, please convince our Congress to stop this murder. Amen.

Jim Darnall
3 years ago

What’s wrong with America and why are Senators afraid to do the right thing. That’s abolish all funding to this despicable group. Just say yes! I read stories everyday on the atrocities this organization commits yet they continue to flourish with the aid of my tax dollars. There is something very wrong with this picture. What kind of people , our government, is running our nation to allow this to continue? Pro Life groups are doing the best they can do to fight it yet getting little help if any from our nation’s leaderdhip. Our tax dollars should be supporting them, not PP. What a joke. Maybe someday God will really bless our nation to where the phrase God Bless America really means something.

mike
3 years ago

SAD DISGUSTING worthless. e Every tax payer dollar sent to these thieves should be matched and sent to the NRA for “so called” gun safety training.

Joan Kohler
3 years ago

It makes me sick to hear what Planned Parenthood is doing. I have a grandson who is approaching his third birthday. He was born three months early. He weighed less than a pound and a half. He is doing great. I have also worked with a pregnancy center that helped women to have their child and give them what ever was needed

Joseph Kieszniski
3 years ago

Murder incorporated still getting money to murder babies, A disgrace to this great country

Hubert Hill
3 years ago

Take a guess where most of that money originates from.

Tom kaye
3 years ago

Need to checking with each state medicaid-. Medicaid is prohibited to pay for abortions by regulations , payment may only be for medical necessity, danger to the mother to continue the process. With the high numbers being performed, the logic would seem that violations are being made. You know the mother is not paying. More digging should be done as documents must be filed by the Medicaid payer to the states and these then reported to CMS . If payment made in error, the $ can be retracted, if it’s common practice, this then may be fraud under claims payment and billing – quite serious!

Barbara collins
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom kaye

How to follow up using this very important info. This is great and a best inroad to justice

Frank J. Kolb
3 years ago

First, I don’t think abortions should be performed after ten weeks. Having said that, you need to consider the tax money that would be spent if these women had given birth and then went on the welfare rolls. I understand if you have a moral issue (I don’t), but if you’re just complaining about the tax money, you need to factor in the welfare option.

mickey ross
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank J. Kolb

l don’t like the act of killing babies and l don’t like having to pay for it too, unless its incest, rape, deform, baby’s dead, a mothers life is in danger and then its up to the mother and not the doctor l can understand these situations

Dave
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank J. Kolb

Well then, abortion is a nice tidy solution to welfare babies, is it? Yeh, you’re right, they probably wouldn’t have a very good quality of life anyway. Come to think of it, why don’t we just euthanize all those chronic welfare consumers. It’s in their best interest and it would save us some tax dollars. I think you’re onto something.

Frank J. Kolb
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank J. Kolb

First, thanks for the intelligent reply. I totally agree with you, but at the risk of being politically incorrect (not that that’s ever stopped me before…), that would take common sense and pre-planning. There’s a large segment of the population that doesn’t use common sense and the rest of us pay for it with abortion or welfare subsidies (among other things).

Hen3ry
3 years ago

When it comes to protecting Illegal Felon Immigrants the Lefty Dems are all in
But protecting the Unborn Not so much Also.
NRA lobby $ is nothing compared to PP lobby $.

Paul W
3 years ago

The most vile of human beings (I’m being more than charitable in calling them human) have murdered on a scale of the most ruthless, hated dictators in history. They’re foul and offensive, yet taxpayers are still being forced to foot their bill. Almost as repulsive are the 36% that “think” (once again I’m being far too charitable) that is just fine to spend tax dollars on this atrocity. An abomination.

V G Beaver
3 years ago

How can late-term abortion participants and body part(s) distributors live with themselves for one moment? And… they should not be able to sleep or be able to live with themselves the remainder their murderous lives!!!!!

Joe Edwards
3 years ago

Apparently, the “worms and murderers” in the swamp will take longer to eradicate! Fortunately there are elections this Fall that may help!

Garland Young
3 years ago

Appears it will take years to rid ourselves of Obama’s immoral theft ring

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