Planned Parenthood Groups Under Criminal Investigation for Selling Baby Parts Got $544M in Taxes
This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report detailing where federal taxpayer dollars actually went in funding health-related activities between 2013 and 2015. A third of the money spent funding Planned Parenthood affiliates ($1.5 billion) went to specific affiliates involved in a criminal investigation following the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos revealing Planned Parenthood officials selling baby parts.
Between 2013 and 2015, a full $544 million went not just to Planned Parenthood-affiliated organizations, but ones specifically named in a criminal referral to the Department of Justice.
“It is bad enough that the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, continues to receive more than half a billion dollars a year from American taxpayers while embroiled in the horrific scandal of harvesting babies’ body parts for profit. Now we can see that the worst offenders benefit most from taxes paid by America’s working men and women,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement.
She called for the removal of federal funds from the nation's largest abortion provider. “This outrageous abuse of public trust must end," Dannenfelser said. "Planned Parenthood does not deserve our compulsory donations every paycheck."
The SBA List president also noted that the nation's largest abortion provider is far from alone in serving fertility health needs. "Community health care alternatives outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities more than 20 to 1 nationwide and could make infinitely better use of those funds to provide comprehensive health care for women and families. We call on Congress to finally follow through on the promise to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all," she said.
Below are the four affiliates named in the congressional criminal referral, and how much money each received from taxpayers, according to the GAO report. A fifth affiliate not named in the referral nevertheless has a connection to the baby parts scandal, and also received a large sum of federal funding.