The abortion chain Planned Parenthood won an award this week from a group dedicated to honoring the best in modern media.
Every year, the Webby Awards honor various types of media, including websites, films and videos, apps and podcasts. They also have a awards for online activism and charity work, and Planned Parenthood won one this year.
The Wrap reports Planned Parenthood won the “Best Charitable Organization” award in the People’s Voice category. The People’s Voice awards are given based on votes from the public, rather than an judges panel.
“Shout Your Abortion,” a campaign that encourages women to tell positive abortion stories and excludes stories of women’s negative abortion experiences, and the pro-abortion Women’s March also won Webby Awards this year.
Planned Parenthood has fooled many into thinking that it is an important charity in the U.S. The abortion chain technically is a non-profit, but it makes huge amounts of money – much of it from aborting unborn babies.
Its most recent annual report showed Planned Parenthood reaping in $1.29 billion. Nearly half a billion came from federal taxpayer dollars, and a lot more came from donors – including some of the richest men in the world.
Here’s some of the ways the “charity” uses its money:
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards makes close to $1 million a year. Her salary more than doubled in just five years, according to the “non-profit’s” IRS forms. Many other leaders within the abortion group make six-figure salaries, too. The average salary for a top employee at Planned Parenthood is $345,338, The Daily Signal reports.
Elaborate parties and trips
Planned Parenthood spends an average of $14,000 per day on expensive parties, celebrity appearances, travel expenses and high-end office space, according to testimony during a U.S. House Oversight and Government Committee hearing in 2015.
Planned Parenthood spent $622,706 on events with celebrity guests, purchased an expensive Manhattan office ($34.8 million) and spared no expense when it came to travel costs, according to the committee. Executives flew first class and used the organization’s funds on charter travel, the committee found. The information came from an extensive investigation into Planned Parenthood and its tax returns.
Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions annually. Most are not directly funded by taxpayer dollars (though they are indirectly funded), meaning that donations largely support these unborn babies’ deaths.
Salaries and abortions are up, but patient numbers and other services are down. In 2011, Planned Parenthood boasted seeing 3 million patients a year. Earlier this year, CEO Cecile Richards said they now see “about 2.5 million” patients.
In the past 10 years, it also shut down 200 facilities across the U.S., while at the same time receiving increases in taxpayer funding, according to a Live Action analysis of Planned Parenthood’s annual reports.
Data from the abortion group’s own annual reports show a growing focus on abortions and a continued decrease in its non-abortion services. From 2009 to 2014, cancer screenings dropped from 1,830,811 to just 682,208. Breast exams/breast care fell by more than half, from 830,312 in 2009 to 363,803 in 2014 and pap smear tests dropped nearly two-thirds, from 904,820 to 271,539. In that same time period, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers remained steady, hovering around 320,000 per year.
Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, though it once claimed it did. And a recent investigation by Live Action revealed that prenatal care basically is non existent and ultrasounds are denied to patients unless they want an abortion.
The abortion chain also has been caught involved in a number of disturbing and potentially illegal practices, including the harvesting of aborted baby body parts, and failures to report sex trafficking victims and the sexual abuse of minors.
This is the “charity” that Webby voters picked as No. 1.
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