Planned Parenthood has been cashing in big from its heavy losses in the Nov. 8 election.
The abortion giant spent $30 million to back pro-abortion candidates for federal and state offices, and lost heavily. It stands to lose a lot more – about half a billion in taxpayer funding – under Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress in the coming year.
Planned Parenthood is trying desperately to make up for its losses with dire-sounding fundraisers, celebrity endorsements and friendly media interviews. If nothing else, Planned Parenthood is good at marketing itself, and its supporters are responding.
Since the election, the abortion chain said it has received 300,000 donations, forty times its normal amount, Glamour reports. The report does not give the monetary amount, but it notes that Millennials gave close to half of the donations since the election.
Planned Parenthood is parading its record donations to the media as a sign of its support among Americans. But if it has so much private support, why does it continue to insist on taking tax dollars from the millions of Americans who don’t want to subsidize its abortion business?
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion business, destroying the lives of about 320,000 unborn babies in abortions every year.
The abortion chain is a non-profit organization, but it has maintained $1 billion-plus in revenues every year for the past several years. In 2015, Planned Parenthood reaped in almost $1.3 billion in revenue, according to its most recent annual report. Its CEO’s salary also nearly doubled in the past three years to almost $1 million a year, according to IRS tax forms.
It’s clear from Planned Parenthood’s reports that abortion is the focus of the organization. In those same years, Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services, including cancer screenings, breast exams and pap smear tests, fell rapidly while its abortion numbers remained steady. Evidence indicates that it is using tax dollars to directly fund its abortion business, too.
But the American public has even more reasons to defund the abortion giant.
In the past month, two separate U.S. House and Senate committees have referred several of the abortion group’s affiliates for criminal prosecution for selling aborted babies’ body parts. It also has been caught in numerous scandals involving possible Medicaid fraud and failures to report sexual abuse of minors.
Women report being lied to and pressured to have abortions at Planned Parenthood. Other reports are even more disturbing. In 2014, a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Illinois paid $2 million to the family of a young women who died from a botched abortion in one of its abortion clinics. Other reports indicate more women were injured or died along with their unborn babies in botched abortions at Planned Parenthoods.
In November, Americans showed that they are tired of funding Planned Parenthood’s dirty deeds by electing pro-life leaders to the White House and Congress. If the abortion chain has the support that it claims, it can fund itself.
With so much evidence stacked against it and with so many alternative medical providers that offer better, more comprehensive health care to women and families, there is no reason why Americans should keep funding Planned Parenthood.