In 2014, Planned Parenthood of Northern and Central California received 84 percent of their $44 million budget from government sources. In fact, the Catholic San Francisco reports that Planned Parenthood affiliates in the Bay Area receive double the percentage of government funding their organization gets nationally.
According to Planned Parenthood’s 2014 annual report, their Northern California headquarters and all affiliates nationwide received a total of $528 million from the government in the 2013-14 fiscal year; and unsurprisingly, more than 50% of that funding came from the State of California’s Office of Family Planning. Additionally, the American Life League reports that the seven California affiliates covering San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties received 76 percent of their funding from the state and federal government.
The vice president of legal affairs for the Life Legal Defense Foundation, Katie Short, said, “Obviously, the state lavishes money on Planned Parenthood, resulting in the much higher percentages of government money at these affiliates as compared to the national average. And those percentages will probably go up, since the Legislature just approved a 40 percent increase in the reimbursement rate for abortions.”
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Short also said that Planned Parenthood has spent millions of dollars on defeating pro-life legislation in the state. She explained, “Planned Parenthood Mar Monte gave a total of $2.25 million in ‘05, ‘06 and ‘08 to defeat parental notification [legislation].” Although 71% of Americans support laws that require minors to get parental consent prior to abortions, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly opposed it.
The archdiocesan Respect Life coordinator in California, Vicki Evans, said the following about the abortion company: “Planned Parenthood’s gross income comes from three main sources, which have historically split pretty evenly. These include income from clinic operations, contributions and bequests, and government grants and contracts. Thanks to its extensive lobbying activities, government-sourced income now dwarfs the other sources.”
Unbelievably, in 2014, the state of California gave an additional $5.5 million to abortion funding and simultaneously cut ten percent in all other hospital and provider fees. In June 2014, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto said that move put California families at risk. He said, “At a time when the state claims it is too poor to fully fund health care for nearly 10 million people, and women are struggling to find providers to give them basic medical care, the state returns a political favor by giving extra money to abortion providers.” He added that his state has an “insanely distorted health care [system].”
The co-chair of the Walk for Life West Coast, Eva Muntean, also commented on the financial support Planned Parenthood receives from the federal government in California. She said, “These statistics demonstrate the stranglehold Planned Parenthood, with the connivance of the state government, has on the people of California – especially poor women. At the same time it makes all the more apparent the need for outreach like the Walk for Life West Coast, and it strengthens our resolve to be a voice of life and hope for women who might otherwise fall into their clutches.”
Today, The Center for Medical Progress released their sixth video exposing Planned Parenthood’s lucrative organ harvesting business. In the video, former Stem Express employee, Holly O’Donnell, shared more what she observed at Planned Parenthood affiliates in Northern California. As LifeNews previously reported, O’Donnell said the abortion giant would give StemExpress workers access to patient records and schedules so that the harvesting company could plan for the days when patient “supply” would be greatest.
She explained, “They give you a sheet, and it’s everybody for that day, who’s coming in for an ultrasound, who’s coming in for an abortion, medical or a late-term abortion. Even patients just seeking a pregnancy test at Planned Parenthood were considered part of the supply: Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities.”
Here’s more on Planned Parenthood’s stronghold in California:
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has the biggest budget of any Planned Parenthood in the country, with $93.5 million in revenues for fiscal 2013-14, according to its annual report and a June 2015 report by the American Life League’s STOPP Planned Parenthood on executive salaries. Government funding adds up to $77.9 million, or 83 percent of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s funding, according to its annual report. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte operates a clinic on El Camino Real in Redwood City and another one at 29 Baywood Ave. in San Mateo.
In total, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte operates clinics in 16 California counties and one in Nevada. The 16 California counties are Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare and Yolo counties. It also operates in Washoe County, Nevada. Planned Parenthood Northern California, which operates in San Francisco, Marin County, and most of northern California, had annual revenue of $44.1 million in fiscal year 2013-14, according to its 2014 annual report.
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It received 84 percent or $36.8 million of its budget from government funding, according to its annual report for fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014, the most recent annual report on its website. It is has the fourth biggest budget of all affiliates in the U.S., with Los Angeles and Minneapolis-St. Paul affiliates at second and third, according to the ALL analysis.
Planned Parenthood Northern California operates a clinic at 1650 Valencia St. and one at 1294 Potrero Ave. in San Francisco and another clinic at 2 H St. in San Rafael. It operates a total of 22 clinics in San Francisco, Marin, Butte, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Shasta, Solano and Sonoma counties. Overall, the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates, which operate 112 centers, receive just over 76 percent of their overall funding or $149.7 million from the government, according to American Life League. The annual reports do not break down which funding is directly from the state. Much of the federal money is distributed by the state.