The state of Nebraska sends as much as $90,000 in state taxpayer dollars to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which has been caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. In fact, state taxpayer funding accounts for anywhere from 11-18 percent of the total funds for the abortion giant in the state.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Nebraska clinics get somewhere between $55,000 and $90,000 annually in state tax dollars, a World-Herald analysis shows.
State funds account for between 11 percent and 18 percent of the total dollars that flow to the Lincoln and Omaha clinics through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Documents released by Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office Tuesday under an open records request show that the Nebraska clinics get nearly $500,000 per year in public funds, including both state and federal dollars.
The documents also show that cutting off that flow of money was a top issue for people who wrote the governor about Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial undercover videos.
“I strongly plead with you to vote yes to defunding Planned Parenthood,” wrote Mary Munsell of Kearney. “I don’t want my tax dollars wasted/spent in this way. It’s just sickening and deep down we all know that.”
The head of Nebraska Right to Life says there is no reason the state should be funding the nation’s biggest abortion business, which is also the largest abortion company in Nebraska.
“The State and Federal public funding revenue streams for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland should trouble taxpayers,” Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life, told LifeNews.
She added: “PPH’s Omaha and Lincoln abortion facilities fly in a circuit-rider abortionist twice a month. They about half of all the abortions in Nebraska. There is still a fungibility of funds issue when PPH receives hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars. Every dollar they get from the government frees up their private funding to go to abortion advocacy.”
“In contrast, Nebraska Right to Life’s advocacy is funded soley by private donations and we don’t have the luxury of government largesse to contribute to our fundraising,” Schmit-Albin said.
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The newspaper said the governor is open to attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
In a separate letter, to be read at a rally against Planned Parenthood, Ricketts said previous attempts to defund abortion providers in Nebraska have been unsuccessful.
“Nebraska must, and can, do better,” he said, although he did not propose a way to end public funding.