New Hampshire Bill Would De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 8, 2015   |   5:42PM   |   Concord, NH

A new bill in the New Hampshire legislature would protect state residents from having their tax dollars used to finance abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. The measure would make sure family planning dollars stay with agencies that do not also kill unborn children in abortions.

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Health centers across New Hampshire could lose state money for family planning and other services they currently provide under a bill proposed by state Rep. Warren Groen, R-Rochester.

newhampshireIn an interview Wednesday, Groen said his bill would bar organizations that perform abortions, refer patients for that procedure or advocate for abortions from receiving any taxpayer money.

The state law already prohibits public funding for abortions except in cases of incest, rape and when the mother’s life is in danger. But Groen’s bill would prevent facilities from receiving money for any health care services.

“It’s not aimed specifically at Planned Parenthood, but if you are going to shoot at gorillas, you’re probably going to hit the 800-pound one,” he said.

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The bill would likely affect the Joan G. Lovering Health Center in Greenland, the Concord Feminist Health Center and the five Planned Parenthood clinics, including the facility in Exeter.

Groen, 59, proposed a similar bill in 2011 that passed the N.H. House but failed in the state Senate. He believes health care services performed by clinics that also perform abortions can be found elsewhere, including doctor’s offices and urgent care centers.

“In my opinion, (these clinics) are hardly a good choice for health care unless your definition of health care is killing a child,” Groen, a four-term representative, said of the health facilities in question.

The state’s current two-year budget pays Planned Parenthood about $368,000 a year for family planning and medical services.

Just weeks after it announced that it killed another 327,000 unborn babies in abortions in its most recent fiscal year, Planned Parenthood faces a new Congressional bill to yank its taxpayer funding.

Last month, Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its 2013-2014 Annual Report.The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012.

While it remains America’s biggest abortion corporation, the “nonprofit” continued to make money — bringing in $305.4 million last year and $305.3 million this year. Planned Parenthood continued to receive over a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money, as it took in $540 million in 2012 and $528 million in 2013.

Some other takeaways from Planned Parenthood’s own figures:

  • In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services.
  • For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions.
  • While abortions rose, Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%.
  • Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and contraceptive services dropped by 4%.
  • During fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, or more than $1.4 million per day, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Taxpayer funding accounts for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue.
  • Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.4 billion in net assets.

While it did more abortions, Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive business declined from 3,724.558 customers in 2012 to 3,577,348 customers in 2013.