Planned Parenthood prez claims no taxpayer funding of abortion – delusional?
When Planned Parenthood released its 2013-2014 annual report it showed that the tax payer funded abortion giant performed 327,653 abortions in that year.
In addition, the report revealed that by year end 2014, the US Taxpayer had funded Planned Parenthood $528 MILLION in federal tax dollars for one year, down from $540.6 million in the year ending 2013 and $542 million in 2012.
Today, after news that the newly elected Republican House may vote on the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, in place of a bill that would prohibit late term abortions, president Cecile Richards issued this tweet, “I have good news for my friends on the other side of the isle, there is no taxpayer funding for abortion.”
She also had this to say:
Richards, who recently admitted to her own abortion is somewhat delusional to say there is no taxpayer funding of abortion, after all Cecile Richards once said that life begins at delivery and not in the womb.
Richards and her Planned Parenthood staff believe that defunding them is extreme and it’s no wonder they hold that view, after all, they individually rake in six-digit salaries from their positions at Planned Parenthood.
One report from Planned Parenthood shows they paid president Cecile Richards, $382,687 plus $24,427 from related organizations plus $13,039 in other compensation for a grand total salary of $420,153!
Blogger Jill Stanek reported that the Planned Parenthood CEO annual salary now exceeds $500,000.
Does that not sound like a clear motivation to persuade voters whose monies amount to half a billion dollars of revenue to Planned Parenthood annually, that their tax dollars do not fund abortion? I think it does!
Planned Parenthood has been dubbed the abortion giant for good reason.
Stats show that they perform the majority of abortions of any one abortion clinic chain and they receive federal tax dollars doing it.
Between 2000 and 2010- the Center for Disease Control reported 9,122,134 abortions were performed in the United States.
Although this number may not reflect all abortions performed in the United States it is one of the accepted stats for abortion numbers.
For those same years (2000 – 2010) Planned Parenthood reported performing 2,298,621 abortions.
Although we do not know for certain if the CDC figures include all Planned Parenthood abortions, we can conclude that Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers equal more than 25% of all abortions reported to the CDC in the last 10 years.
Planned Parenthood likes to say that abortion is only a small percentage of what they do. However, if you look at their stats and compare them to abortions nationwide, we see that they are indeed the abortion giant of the USA.
I have included a breakdown below of how many abortions Planned Parentood has reported performing over the past ten years.
For clarification, I am using stats reported by Planned Parenthood for “abortion procedures.” However, emergency contraception, which can kill the unborn child before implantation is also viewed by the pro-life community as abortive and is not included in these stats.
* NOTE: In the figures below, I include a few more years of Planned Parenthood reporting and an additional year from Guttmacher, not included in the above stats.
Planned Parenthood Annual Report Totals – Abortion Totals:
2013 – 327,653
2010 – 329,445
2009 – 331,796
2008 – 324,008
2007 – 305,310
2006 – 289,750
2005 – 264,943
2004 – 255,015
2003 – 244,628
2000 – 197,070
Center for Disease Control abortion totals USA:
2009 – 784,507
2008 – 825,564 ( While Guttmacher reports – 1.21 million in 2008)
2007 – 827,609
2006 – 846,181
2005 – 820,151
2003 – 848,163
2001 – 853,485
2000 – 857,475
Given these numbers, for Richards to believe that the American tax payer is so ignorant that we would believe that none of the half billion dollars we send them annually goes to abortion- she is crazy!