Planned Parenthood Breaks IRS Rules to Funnel Millions to Pro-Abortion Democrats

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 15, 2015   |   11:01AM   |   Washington, DC

Surprise, surprise. Planned Parenthood is being called out for breaking the rules again.

A new analysis found that three of the abortion business’s affiliates budgeted more than half of their money to influence elections between 2008 and 2013 – more than is allowed by the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department, Breitbart reports.

The group Open Secrets’ Center for Responsive Politics found that Planned Parenthood affiliates in St. Louis, Missouri, Orange and San Bernardino, California, and Pennsylvania allocated more than the allowed 50 percent of their total spending on elections within those years.

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Breitbart breaks down the abortion affiliates’ election budgets:

Specifically, data for Planned Parenthood in the St. Louis region is as follows:

YEAR EXPENSES Political Spending Reported to IRS Political Spending Reported to FEC
2009 $422,645 95.70% 14.10%
2010 $  33,441 74.60%    0.00%
2011 $  62,392 79.60% 14.60%
2012 $  66,788 65.80%    0.00%

For Planned Parenthood in Orange and San Bernardino, California, the data are:

YEAR EXPENSES Political Spending Reported to IRS Political Spending Reported to FEC
2009 $280,829 56.60% 0.00%

For Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocacy, the data show:

YEAR EXPENSES Political Spending Reported to IRS Political Spending Reported to FEC
2010 $450,893 51.20% 62.20%

Open Secrets explains more about the analysis:

Most of the groups are 501(c)(4) organizations –– like public charities but organized under a section of the tax code that classifies them as “social welfare” nonprofits. That designation allows them to shield the identities of their donors from public view and to accept funds in any amount from almost any source. They can also spend unlimited amounts… [but] regulations require that (c)(4) groups be “primarily operated” to promote social welfare, which, according to the IRS, means that their political activity must make up less than 50 percent of what they do.

Open Secrets’ analysis found 24 nonprofits that went over the 50-percent limit, including the three Planned Parenthood abortion groups. According to the analysis, some groups tried to get around the rules by giving grants to other nonprofits who would then spend the money on elections.

Only one of the 24 groups in the analysis, an Arkansas group, is known to have been denied exempt status by the IRS due to its political activity, according to the analysis.

The new analysis comes as federal legislators investigate the abortion giant for other potentially illegal activities. A newly formed U.S. House panel will conduct a long-term investigation of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities after a series of undercover videos showed top Planned Parenthood abortion doctors discussing how they harvest and sell aborted babies’ body parts.

The work of this panel will be in addition to the ongoing investigations at the House Judiciary Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The U.S. Senate also voted to de-fund the abortion business on Dec. 3 in the wake of the undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing the trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts. Planned Parenthood receives about $550 million in federal tax dollars annually.

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The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all eleven:

  • In the first video: Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
  • In the second video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter joked, “I want a Lamborghini” as she negotiated the best price for baby parts.
  • In the third video: Holly O’Donnell, a former Stem Express employee who worked inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, detailed first-hand the unspeakable atrocities and how she fainted in horror over handling baby legs.
  • In the fourth video: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Savita Ginde stated, “We don’t want to do just a flat-fee (per baby) of like, $200. A per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” She also laughed while looking at a plate of fetal kidneys that were “good to go.”
  • In the fifth video: Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast in Houston boasted of Planned Parenthood’s skill in obtaining “intact fetal cadavers” and how her “research” department “contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States.”
  • In the sixth video: Holly O’Donnell described technicians taking fetal parts without patient consent: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
  • In the seventh and perhaps most disturbing video: Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”
  • In the eighth video: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admits Planned Parenthood sells “a lot of” fully intact aborted babies.
  • The ninth video: catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
  • The 10th video: catches the nation’s biggest abortion business selling specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of unborn babies.The video also shows the shocking ways in which Planned Parenthood officials admit that they are breaking federal law by selling aborted baby body parts for profit.
  • Unreleased Videos: Unreleased videos from CMP show Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” Another video has a woman talking about the “financial incentives” of selling aborted baby body parts.
  • The 11th video: catches a Texas Planned Parenthood abortionist planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.