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Tax dollars fund abortions: state by state list

Posted in Abortion Funding, Medicaid abortion, Medicare Abortion, Tax Payer Funding of Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2018 by saynsumthn

In a year, California taxpayers paid $28 million for abortions… and there’s more

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In a previous piece, Live Action News revealed that, despite abortion proponents’ claims that taxpayers don’t fund abortion, taxpayers are footing the bill for more than half of all abortions committed in states where Medicaid pays for abortions. Now, here are more details from various states, detailing how much taxpayer funding is really being used to pay for abortions.

Alaska

According to 2017 data50.6 percent of women who aborted used Medicaid to fund their abortions. Out of 1,255 abortions reported, 635 were taxpayer funded. 2016 data is available from Live Action News here.

Image: 2017 Medicaid paid abortions in Alaska

2017 Medicaid paid abortions in Alaska

California

The most recent Medi-Cal funded induced abortion report (2014), shows that taxpayers in California paid for 83,485 abortions through Medi-Cal Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care plans.

Image: Medi-cal tax funded abortion total 2014

Medi-cal tax funded abortion total 2014

In just the Medi-Cal FFS plan, taxpayers financed 53,907 abortions to the tune of $27,591,381.00. This included 4,438 Dilation and Evacuation (D+E) abortions, which are usually committed later in the pregnancy.

Image: Medi-cal abortions by procedure 2014

Medi-cal abortions by procedure 2014

Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes below the gruesome D&E abortion procedure, which California taxpayers are funding:

Illinois

According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, “In 2017, Illinois expanded Medicaid coverage to pay for elective abortions with state Medicaid funds. Before the expansion, Illinois’ Medicaid program covered abortion only when the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest or when the mother’s life was at risk.”

As a result, the Illinois News Network (INN) reported that “Illinois taxpayers paid for nearly four times more abortions in the first six months of 2018 than the year before….” Abortion reimbursement requests Illinois News Network obtained from the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) showed that taxpayer funded abortions increased 274 percent as follows:

  • From January to June 2017: 84 taxpayer-funded abortions
  • From January to June 2018: 314 taxpayer-funded abortions

For the first six months of 2017, INN reported that “the HFS document showed the provider charge amount for the 84 procedures was $129,467, with a total payment of $14,995.29. For the same time period in 2018 for the 314 procedures the provider charge amount was $426,583 with a payment total of $24,389.”

Image: Tax funded abortions in Illinois (Image credit Illinois News Network)

Tax funded abortions in Illinois (Image credit: Illinois News Network)

Illinois taxpayers may even be footing the bill for residents from other states, implied in a report published by WQAD which showed that in 2016, “there were were 4,543 out-of-state individuals that got an abortion in Illinois, 1,573 more than in 2014.”

“[O]ur Medicaid eligibility requirements are so lenient that we expect folks are going to come in from out of state, they will establish temporary residence to get their free abortion and then go home,” State Rep. Peter Breen told WQAD.

Maryland

According to the most current data on state taxpayer dollars funding abortion (data may not include all abortions):

  • 2017: $5.7 million funded 8,798 abortions
  • 2016: $5.4 million funded 7,897 abortions.
  • 2015: $5.7 million funded 7,945 abortions.
  • 2014: $5.6 million funded 7,651 abortions.
  • 2013: $5.4 million funded 7,528 abortions.
  • 2012: $5.2 million funded 7,442 abortions.
  • 2011: $5.4 million funded 7,177 abortions.
  • 2010: $4.7 million funded 6,652 abortions.
  • 2009: $3.4 million funded 4,857 abortions.
  • 2008: $2.2 million funded 3,281 abortions.
  • 2007: $2.2 million funded 3,580 abortions.
  • 2006: $2.7 million funded 3,831 abortions.

Image: 2015 to 2017 tax payer abortion funding Medicaid

2015 to 2017 tax payer abortion funding Medicaid

Live Action News has information about previous years here.

Minnesota

In 2017, out of 10,177 abortions performed in the state, nearly 44 percent (43.9) or 4,469 abortions were recorded as paid for with public assistance. Data from previous years has been published by Live Action News here.

Image: Tax funded abortions in Minnesota 2017

Tax funded abortions in Minnesota 2017

In 2017, the state also funded 115 out-of-state abortions, costing taxpayers $17,855.53.

Image: Tax funded out of state abortions for Minnesota 2017

Tax funded out of state abortions for Minnesota 2017

Planned Parenthood committed 61.2 percent of the total abortions in the state that same year:

Image: 2017 Minnesota Planned Parenthood abortions

2017 Minnesota Planned Parenthood abortions

New Mexico

Information is not published; previous data published by Live Action News can be found here.

New York

Live Action News previously reported that, in 2015, the percentage of taxpayer-funded abortions in the state increased from 47 to 49 percent, for a total of 42,549 taxpayer-funded abortions that year.

Image: New York Medicaid tax funded abortion 2015

New York Medicaid tax funded abortion 2015

Oklahoma

According to the state’s 2017 induced abortion report, an unknown number of abortions were recorded as being funded by Medicaid. The report indicates that the “cell was suppressed to maintain confidentiality of surrounding entries.”

Image: Medicaid abortions Oklahoma 2017

Medicaid abortions Oklahoma 2017

Oregon

In November of 2018, Oregon voters will decide if their state will continue to fund abortions. Measure 106 would prohibitpublic funds from being spent on abortions, except when medically necessary or required by federal law.

Jeff Jimerson of Oregon Life United recently told KATU that in 2017, the state paid $1.9 million to fund approximately 3500 abortions, an average of ten abortions each day.

According to the Oregonian, abortions are covered under the Oregon Health Plan, “which paid $2.4 million for 3,769 abortions in 2016, according to Oregon Health Authority documents.”

South Carolina

A letter submitted by Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant to The State claims that:

  • Planned Parenthood alone received almost $360,000 from SC taxpayers from 2011-2016
  • From 2011-2015, S.C. Medicaid paid for 29 abortions
  • Since 2011, the state employee health plan has paid for 11 abortions.

South Dakota

In 2016, 17 out of 472 abortions were paid for by a public health plan. According to the the state’s Office of Health Statistics report, the majority of abortions — 83.7 percent — cost between $600 and $699.

Image: SD tax funded abortions 2016

SD tax funded abortions 2016

West Virginia

A summary of Medicaid-funded abortions from 2009 to 2017 was included in a report recently submitted by the Bureau for Medical Services to the West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Government and Finance, as follows:

Image: West Virginia tax funded abortions 2009 to 2017

West Virginia tax funded abortions 2009 to 2017

This list is by no means all state funding.

An analysis published earlier this year by Guttmacher found that “Medicaid was the second-most-common method of payment, reported by 24% of abortion patients. The overwhelming majority of these patients lived in the 15 states that allow state funds to be used to pay for abortion.”

Read part one of this two-part series here.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Tax dollars to abortion biz Planned Parenthood increase by 5%

Posted in Abortion Numbers, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood adoption referral with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by saynsumthn

The latest Planned Parenthood annual report has been released and shows that while abortions performed by Planned Parenthood only fell by 1%, government funding increased 5% to over $151 million dollars a day in federal tax monies to Planned Parenthood annually. In addition, the report indicates that Planned Parenthood’s abortions outnumber adoption referrals by 160 to 1.

In the 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood records performing 323,999 abortions their last fiscal year. This number is slightly lower than they reported a year prior. In that 2013-2014 annual report the number of abortions Planned Parenthood reported performing was 327,653 a decrease of 3,654 abortions.

Planned Parenthood 2014 to 2015 annual report tax payer abortion

While Planned Parenthood claims their numbers represent all abortions they performed, the report indicates that they also gave out 931,589 “emergency contraception kits.” Emergency contraception is thought by many to be abortive because they often prevent the embryo from attaching to the lining of the uterus after conception.

Although Planned Parenthood reports performing 323,999 abortions, they recorded referring only 2,024 women for adoption referrals to “other agencies.” This means that Planned Parenthood referred only one adoption for every 160 abortions they reported performing. In addition, that number also indicates that adoption referrals were only a tiny fraction of a percentage (.000021405) of their overall “services.”

Another shocking fact released in the report was that while Planned Parenthood’s total assets are $1,789.5 million and revenue totaled $1291.1 million, the U.S. tax payer was forced to give Planned Parenthood $553.7 million in federal tax dollars an increase of 5% from the previous year’s grant of $528.4. This amount makes the U.S. government the largest single contributor to the abortion clinic chain among the categories they listed, totally 43% of their overall revenue. In addition, the amount given to Planned Parenthood from the taxpayer breaks down to over $151 million TAX dollars a DAY annually.

Planned Parenthood defends abortion 2014 2015 annual report

As usual, the report listed several things the largest chain of abortion clinics boasted about including the following:

  • This fall, a Planned Parenthood health center delivered birth control via float plane to a patient in a remote Alaskan village.
  • Our advocacy efforts never slow down. We are constantly working hard to deepen our partnerships with allies, lobby in state legislatures, and fight in the courts when access to safe and legal abortion is threatened.
  • No parent in the world wants their daughter to have fewer rights than they did — so it’s up to us to make sure every girl growing up today will be able to control her body, her life, and her opportunities. Because of you, we are protecting her future.
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) supports 59 independently incorporated affiliates that operate 661 health centers across the U.S., which have seen 2.5 million patients this year.
  • We protected and expanded access to abortion.
  • We advocated for Congress to reject a ban on abortion at 20 weeks because while women should not have to justify their personal medical decisions…

What was missing in Planned Parenthood’s report this year, as in past years, was any mention of the numbers of mammograms that Planned Parenthood performed. This is because, as Live Action has detailed before, despite their slick and deceptive marketing, Planned Parenthood does NOT perform mammograms.

Also missing was any mention of their gruesome baby harvesting operation. Under cover videos released earlier this year from the Center for Medical Progress showed high ranking Planned Parenthood staffers haggling over the price of the body parts of the babies they aborted. The videos horrified many Americans who called for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. But, Congress has failed to pull the millions of dollars they send to Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that the majority of Americans favor taking funding away from Planned Parenthood and redirecting it to comprehensive health care clinics… which actually outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by a margin of 20 to 1.

While the Private Sector shrinks, Tax Funded Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood expands

Posted in Planned Parenthood Mega Centers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!
Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )

Just how is Planned Parenthood spending YOUR money ???

They are building MEGA Centers around the country which are muti-million dollars abortion clinics:

In 2013 After purchasing three parcels of land at 4636 S. Claiborne Ave in New Orleans near Napoleon Ave,Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, plans to open a $4.2 million dollar 7,000 Sq. Ft. abortion facility on Claiborne Ave in 2014. This facility will be the largest of its kind in Louisiana. – See more at: http://www.nolaneedspeace.com/#sthash.TEJLOfh0.dpuf

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In 2012 Planned Parenthood spent $35 MILLION Dollars on a NEW Facility in New York- was that necessary?

In 2010, in Oregon alone- Planned Parenthood spent $12.5 Million Dollars on a Headquarters there ( Read here )

Planned Parenthood of North Texas has broken ground in southwest Fort Worth, Texas on a $6.5 million health center and administrative office. According to its website, the planned 19,000 square foot complex will be triple the size of the facility it is replacing.

Construction has begun on Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region’s new health center at 2430 Poplar Avenue in Midtown Memphis

$2 Million Dollars: 2012- Planned Parenthood plans to open its first health center in the Victor Valley by the end of the year on Park Avenue, next to the Coco’s Bakery. The site was built in the ’80s to house Chuck E. Cheese’s and was last used in 2006 as a furniture store.
A Victorville zoning administrator approved the site plan for the $2.2 million project in early May, since the medical office is a permitted use in that area and the project meets all city codes. The site plan calls for minor exterior improvements and parking lot alterations to the existing 10,000-square-foot building.

$2.3 Million: 2012- Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ Teen Awareness Group helped kick off the remodel of the Planned Parenthood health center at 302 E. Stoughton St.
According to a press release, the budget for the remodel is $2.3 million.

In June of 2012, a builder informed pro-lifer Terri Palmquist of the construction of the new Planned Parenthood “mega” abortion center planned for Bakersfield, CA— over 10,000 square feet — a few blocks west of Mercy Hospital, across the street from a residential area. The new location is about a block west of the existing Planned Parenthood office, where abortions have apparently never been committed, although abortion referrals have frequently occurred.

Planned Parenthood is building a 13,000+ sq. ft. facility in Virginia Beach (515 Newtown Rd.)

$2.3 Million: 2010- Planned Parenthood is preparing to start a $2.3 million building project to expand its services and client base in Champaign.
Beth Kanter, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, said the organization is planning a complete remodeling of its Champaign facility at 302 E. Stoughton St. and has raised more than half the money needed to pay for it.

Construction is moving forward on the new Planned Parenthood facility in the Glenwood community between Eugene and Springfield.

$1.69 Million– ALBANY, NY -September 13, 2010, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood opens the doors at its new Albany health care center and administrative offices at 855 Central Avenue. The new facility takes up the entire third floor of the three story building, located between CVS and Orange Ford across from the Hannaford Plaza on Central Avenue. In addition to the Albany health center, the facility includes a large conference room, a library, and a “Teen room”, as well as administrative and education offices. “We now have 18,000 square feet of completely renovated space explained UHPP President/CEO Patricia McGeown. The total cost $1.692 million cost .

In 2011, Planned Parenthood Arizona opened a new 1,982- square-foot medical facility.


Months after Planned Parenthood paid $733,151 cash for a 17,050 sq ft unfinished shell in Auburn Hills, Michigan, it stands empty as a neighboring hotel owner continues to battle the abortion giant in court, claiming a deed restriction prevents the structure from being used as an abortion mill.

PPLM’s Central Massachusetts 11,000 square feet Center at 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester!

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood announced the conclusion of a state-of-the-art facility at 855 Central Ave.The new clinic occupies 18,000 square feet of completely renovated space

Concord-based Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific has expanded from the East Bay after the national Planned Parenthood Federation canceled its affiliation with the former Planned Parenthood Golden Gate last September due to a host of financial and administrative problems. The Shasta Pacific affiliate’s new clinic is opening in a 1,600-square-foot space at 141 Camino Alto, a medical office building across from Mill Valley Middle School that also includes two dental practices, an orthodontist and a prosthodontist.

On May 11th, 2010, Planned Parenthood opened its 76,000 square foot facility at 4600 Gulf Freeway.

Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, and SD is building a 46,000 sq. ft., 3-story mega-mill in an industrial park….

Some argue that Planned Parenthood is a “good” organization despite the fact that they were founded by a RACIST KLAN speaker who was so connected with the Eugenics Movement that many of her Planned Parenthood board members were Eugenics members as well. Eugenics is the movement that forcefully sterilized thousands of Blacks in the US and Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger agreed with that ideology. For more on that history watch the documentary film: Maafa21

HERE: Planned Parenthood getting rich off the taxpayers

UPDATE : 2010 Report
1. PP North Texas, Dallas, TX (salary of previous CEO) $324,381
2. PP Mar Monte, San Jose, CA (Linda Williams) $315,950
3. PP Illinois, Chicago, IL (salary of previous CEO) $302,014
4. PP Hudson Peconic, Hawthorne, NY (Reina Schiffrin) $296,908
5. PP Northern New England, Williston,VT (Steve Trombley) $292,297
6. PP Orange & San Bernadino, Orange, CA (Joe Dunn) $278,871
7. PP Treasure Coast, West Palm Beach, FL (Lillian Tamayo) $275,238
8. PP MN, SD & ND, St. Paul, MN (Sarah Stoesz) $268,710
9. PP Heartland, Des Moines, IA (Jill June) $265,389
10. PP Southern New England, New Haven, CT (Judy Tabar) $264,766
11. PP Great Northwest, Seattle, WA (Chris Charbonneau) $259,405
12. PP League of MA, Boston, MA (Dianne Luby) $256,474

While Planned Parenthood touts itself as an organization dedicated to women’s reproductive health, more than one-third of the executives surveyed in the new report (36%) are men and only 12 percent of them have any health background while 11 percent have some sort of political background.

The report also surveyed the salaries of the top employees of the abortion business, which maintains its headquarters in new York City. The report shows Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and her chief lieutenants are paid well.

Top salaries at the Planned Parenthood’s national office, according to the PPFA Federal Form 990 for the year ending June 30, 2010 are:

President Cecile Richards $353,819
Chief Operating Officer Maryana Iskander $288,886
Chief Financial Officer Maria Acosta $263,443
VP of Medical Affairs Vanessa Cullins $257,115
VP of General Counsel Barbara Otten $251,379
VP of Public Policy Laurie Rubiner $248,438
VP of Operations Karen Ruffatto $247,932
VP of Affiliates Lisa David $245,322