The Catholic News Agency is reporting that Planned Parenthood received a record amount of government funding in 2018-2019. America’s largest death merchant received $616 million in taxpayer funds last fiscal year, primarily from Medicaid.
Planned Parenthood’s public funding has increased by 27% since 2010.
That data is not coincidental. That year marks the imposition of ObamaCare on the nation, with its demand for expanded Medicaid eligibility. In other words, that 27% windfall in government funding is the direct result of ObamaCare.
And just to make all of you a bit angrier, the same news article makes it clear that Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions in 2018-19. Oh – and their adoption referrals dropped by some 25%.
But here is the real twist or the blade: Planned Parenthood’s assets have now reached a staggering $2.2 billion.
Those assets – like buildings, equipment, cash reserves – represent the profit margin that Planned Parenthood has been socking away as a result of taxpayer investment in the abortion giant. Those assets represent real economic and political power.
Idaho Chooses Life has been driven for many years to find ways to get at this coerced partnership between taxpayers and the nation’s largest death merchant. It is hard to believe that we can overcome legalized abortion until we have starved this dragon. We made real headway in the 2019 Legislative Session, when lawmakers approved a new rule restricting family planning dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. That restriction on Medicaid benefits is still under consideration by the federal government – and your prayers are needed.
One of the things we learned in the 2019 Session was just how ridiculous this Medicaid-Planned Parenthood scam really is. There is absolutely no justification for this subsidy. Medicaid recipients can receive family planning services from real doctors, with better health care oversight. Planned Parenthood of Idaho, for instance, does not have a single doctor on staff at any of its three facilities. Yet we continue to spend millions in subsidizing those facilities, by sending Medicaid patients to their offices to receive substandard care.
You can see the CNA story here.