As pro-lifers expose how government funding of abortion business Planned Parenthood is increasing annually, reports from Planned Parenthood’s research arm reveals that government funding is pouring into that pro-abortion organization as well. And, while the Guttmacher Institute claims to be a separate entity from Planned Parenthood reports from both agencies show that money is flowing between the organizations.
In 1968, Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, a one time president of Planned Parenthood, established the Guttmacher Institute. The Institute described him this way, “no one was better able to unite the Planned Parenthood organization or summon it to carry out its historic mission.” Guttmacher’s “history” page reveals more of their connection to Planned Parenthood:
“The Guttmacher Institute was founded in 1968 as the Center for Family Planning Program Development…The Center was originally housed within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Its program, however, was independently developed and overseen by a National Advisory Council separate from the PPFA Board of Directors. Its early development was nurtured by Alan F. Guttmacher, an eminent obstetrician-gynecologist, teacher and writer who was PPFA’s president for more than a decade until his death in 1974. The Center was renamed in Dr. Guttmacher’s memory, and the Guttmacher Institute incorporated as an entirely independent nonprofit policy research institute with its own Board in 1977.”
The Guttmacher Institute has admitted that they were affiliated with Planned Parenthood but also say the affiliation has been terminated:
“In 2007, Guttmacher’s special affiliation status with PPFA was terminated, and PPFA’s financial support to the Institute, then at $395,000 (3.3% of Guttmacher’s total budget), was phased out over the following three years. In 2010, PPFA’s final contribution in support of the Institute’s program, in the amount of $75,000, constituted 0.6% of Guttmacher’s nearly $13 million budget. In 2013, PPFA made a one-time contribution of $50,000 to the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund; this gift did not support the Institute’s programmatic work.”
The Guttmacher Institute which supports and promotes the full agenda of Planned Parenthood has been successful in convincing the media that they are the most credible source on all things “family planning” and “abortion.” They have also persuaded the media that they are totally separate from Planned Parenthood. But a glance at this 2002 annual report shows that Planned Parenthood support was 7% of Guttmacher revenue that year.
2002 Guttmacher Annual Report
In 2010, Guttmacher’s President and CEO, Sharon Camp told CUNYTV that they were not associated with Planned Parenthood, “In 1977, call it the divorce that didn’t work because we remained for a number of years after that a special affiliate of Planned Parenthood,” the Guttmacher president said.
She then tells the host that because of those who opposed their abortion agenda they decided to completely unaffiliated from Planned Parenthood, stating, “We both, together with Planned Parenthood, decided that we needed to make the divorce final. And, so we have for the last 4 or 5 years been completely unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood.”
When Ryan Bomberger over at the Radiance Foundation heard the claim, he did some research of his own. In an article published by Life News Bomberger discovered that Planned Parenthood gave millions to Guttmacher, writing:
“A quick look at the nation’s largest abortion chain’s 990 tax filings reveals how “completely unaffiliated” Guttmacher has been. Planned Parenthood…gave $2,142,076 of our tax dollars to their “research” arm, Guttmacher…That’s a lot of unaffiliation! Most of us would love to be “unaffiliated” with large organizations with over $1 billion in asset, as long as it’s not PPFA of course. The corporate memo apparently didn’t get to PPFA as it listed Guttmacher, in its 2007 tax filing, as an “Independent Affiliated Organization”.
Now, it has come to light that the payout between Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood has gone both ways. A review of the past 14 years of Planned Parenthood annual reports has revealed that not only has Planned Parenthood funded Guttmacher, but Guttmacher has been very generous to Planned Parenthood as well.
A look at Planned Parenthood’s 2000-2001 annual report indicates that Guttmacher gave the abortion business, $6.4 million that year. But, the payout did not end there. A review of other Planned Parenthood annual reports shows similar “contributions.
In 2001, Guttmacher funneled $16.7 million into Planned Parenthood and by the end of 2002, Guttmacher lavished Planned Parenthood with an additional $7.8 million. In 2003 Guttmacher gave Planned Parenthood $7.6 million and continued the pay-outs in 2005 when they gave Planned Parenthood $7.9 million for a total of at least $40 million.
And where would a non-profit get that kind of money? From you and I the taxpayer. In fact, as recent as 2014, the American tax payer gave $827,961 to Guttmacher.
But the 2014 figure is relatively smaller than the contributions Government agencies deposited into Guttmacher Institute’s coffers years earlier. A look at some of the organization’s annual reports reveals the following was also paid out to Guttmacher by the taxpayer:
*Note that some of Guttmacher’s annual reports indicate that they received support from Planned Parenthood or IPPF. Similarly, several Planned Parenthood reports which documented receiving Guttmacher dollars also stated that they supported Guttmacher as evidenced below.
So, in summary, the taxpayer gives money to Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood. Both support abortion, admitted they were, in fact, affiliated and both have given financial support to each other. So, the next time you read a report from Guttmacher or Planned Parenthood quotes Guttmacher as unbiased – keep this in mind.
And, one more thing, when you write that letter or call your Congressman/woman to ask them to defund Planned Parenthood, ask them to defund the Guttmacher Institute as well!