Arkansas Panel Passes Bill to Ban Grants to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 5, 2015   |   12:30PM   |   Little Rock, AR

An Arkansas state legislative panel has passed a bill to ban grants to companies like Planned Parenthood that do abortions, to protect taxpayers from funding the abortion industry.

From a report:

Arkansas would bar state funding for Planned Parenthood under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel.

The Senate Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Wednesday advanced the measure by a voice vote. It goes to the full Senate. The proposal by Republican Sen. Gary Stubblefield of Branch would ban the state from awarding grants to entities that perform abortions. It wouldn’t apply to funding available through the Medicaid program.

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It’s unclear how much funding the state provides for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which runs abortion clinics in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

In December,Planned Parenthood Federation of America rleased 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.