Over the past several years, state and federal Republicans have been working hard to defund Planned Parenthood. They don’t believe that a private organization that murders unborn children should be supported by taxpayers, many of which object to abortion.
With a Republican controlled Congress, you would expect them to work towards either defunding Planned Parenthood or at least reduce the amount of funding they receive from the federal government. At least that’s what most of their constituents told them to do, but when it came time to pass the omnibus budget bill, they cowered to Obama’s threat to veto the bill and allow the government to shut down until they presented him with a bill that continued to use taxpayer dollars to murder babies.
So how much of our hard earned tax dollars are given to this private organization?
According to American Center for Law and Justice:
“Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report shows that it took in more than $553,700,000 in taxpayer funding. That’s a nice 5% increase in taxpayer funding, while providing 11% fewer ‘services.’”
“So Planned Parenthood got a significant raise for doing less work. As LifeNews notes:
“It appears to be a part of a bigger problem: Planned Parenthood is having an increasingly difficult time getting customers of any kind through its doors.”
“The 2,500,000 patients Planned Parenthood saw in 2014 is the lowest annual number reported by Planned Parenthood since 1998. A quick look at the numbers contained in its report shows that the number of “services” PP provided to its customers fell from 10,590,333 in 2013 to 9,455,582 in 2014. This represents an 11 percent drop in services provided by Planned Parenthood.”
“In fact, Planned Parenthood’s own report shows a nearly 25% drop in non-reproductive health care services provided to women.”