Mike Huckabee News
Jan 10 2013
Whenever Republicans try to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, it always raises howls of outrage from the left that they’re waging a war on women’s health services. Nobody ever wants to talk about what Planned Parenthood actually does with our tax money. But with the new year, the required annual reports have been filed, and the Susan B. Anthony List analyzed the numbers. If you think Planned Parenthood is just a benign source of health care for women, the numbers may shock you. In fact, their clinics don’t even perform mammograms; they send women somewhere else for those. Increasingly, Planned Parenthood is becoming the one-stop-shop for abortions. According to the latest numbers, the organization got a record $542 million in taxpayer funds last year. That’s 45 percent of its annual revenue. Yet since 2009, Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services have dropped by 12 percent, and its cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 29 percent. But one aspect of their business is booming. In fiscal 2011, they performed a record 333,964 abortions. In the three years from 2009 to 2011, they performed a total of 995,687 abortions.
Granted, you may have no problem with that. It’s your right to think that way. But could we at least stop insulting the intelligence of pro-life Americans by claiming that giving their tax money to Planned Parenthood does nothing but provide women with health services? For nearly one million unborn children just since 2009, what Planned Parenthood supplied was death services.
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