Planned Parenthood Missing Over $1 Billion Taxpayer Dollars
Ever misplace over a billion dollars? What do you think would happen to you if you did? How long would your prison sentence be? Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is missing around $1.3 billion of government assistance. Where’s the outrage? Where are the investigations? Where is the congressional hearing?
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a new report on Planned Parenthood’s handling of money given through federal grants and programs. Between 2002 and 2008 the government funneled 2 billion dollars to PPFA. But the GAO audit on the organization shows only $657.1 million of that money has been spent during that time.
That leaves over $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars unaccounted for! Where is it? Just under 33 percent of the money given to PPFA by the federal government has been spent. And as of right now there is no account of where the rest of the money is.
“Why the discrepancy? These numbers don’t add up and from an organization with a track record like Planned Parenthood’s, the American people deserve an explanation.” – Rita Diller, American Life League
This report was done after 31 U.S. senators and representatives asked for it. In the last year many reports have come out in the press of various local Planned Parenthoods being involved with illegal abortions, covering up rape cases, and lying about what an abortion does to the fetus. Just today a news story came out about a Planned Parenthood in Iowa teaching 8th graders how to do graphic sex acts.
Such a report should shock Americans when you realize what ObamaCare will fund. Obama’s health care overhaul will give “health centers” like Planned Parenthood over $11 billion. So you are going to give a lot more money to a group that can’t account for 70 percent of its funding. Most of that funding that PPFA did spend was to woo women into their facilities for free health care, then they give them free birth control, and when that fails they are ready to provide abortions. How many abortions? PPFA admits that between 2002-2008 they aborted over 1.8 million unborn babies.
“At a time when the majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life, Planned Parenthood rakes in over two billion of our tax dollars, inconsistently reports how they spent our tax money and then admits to killing 1,803,302 preborn babies between 2002 and 2008 alone. A growing number of Americans are fed up. It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.” – Diller
I agree with Diller (who wrote an op-ed on this issue in the Washington Times). Recent polls over the last couple of years have consistently shown that most Americans are pro-life and are definitely against government funding of abortion and abortion clinics. How in the world can we continue to fund Planned Parenthood with the American tax dollars? If we thought ACORN was bad then we should unite together as citizens and demand that government support for PPFA stops today!