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Family Research Council launches website to track taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood

The Family Research Council has launched a new tracking website called “America’s Direct Deposit to Planned Parenthood” that shows taxpayer funding and abortion data since 1994.

This new analysis combines information from Government Accountability Office reports, which track federal tax dollars, and Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports that cover all government funding as well as service information. Over the 25 years between 1994 and 2019, Planned Parenthood reported performing more than seven million abortions and receiving $9.7 billion in total taxpayer funding.

Over the same period, while total abortions in the United States have decreased, Planned Parenthood‘s share of abortions reported to the Centers for Disease Control have increased from a mere 10.5 percent in 1994 to 55.8 percent in 2018, the last year for which numbers are available. At the same time, annual taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood has nearly quadrupled, from $163.1 million in 1994 to $618.1 million in 2019. While Planned Parenthood’s expanding abortion business is not directly caused by an increase in taxpayer funding, the $9.7 billion in taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood received has made a substantial impact in transforming Planned Parenthood into the nation’s single largest abortion supplier.

“Planned Parenthood has become America’s abortion giant, and it has been taxpayer dollars that has bankrolled the baby-killing industry,” council President Tony Perkins said. “Planned Parenthood now performs more abortions annually than every other abortion supplier in America. Far from escaping its racist, eugenicist roots, it increasingly targets minority babies by locating the vast majority of its abortion facilities near black or Hispanic neighborhoods.

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Polls show that Americans are against taxpayer-funded abortions.

“Planned Parenthood does not deserve billions in government funding. Even pro-choice Americans have long agreed that taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortions. The time has come to put an end to the forced partnership between taxpayers and Planned Parenthood.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice