Planned Parenthood: Government-Funded Religion

Originally posted at American Thinker. blog

The First Church of Planned Parenthood, one of Barack Obama’s favorite government-funded religious organizations, released its annual report for fiscal year 2009-2010.  Compliments of the American taxpayer, the President’s beloved charity received $487.4 million in tax monies and used a portion of that money to legally deny 329,455 human beings the right to be born.

The report states that Planned Parenthood received “government health services grants and reimbursements” totaling $487.4 million. In 2010, that is equivalent to 308,745,538 American citizens contributing $1.58 apiece to subsidize the running of a left-wing slaughterhouse.

What exactly does that $1.58 pay for?  In “2006, Planned Parenthood did 289,750 abortions; in 2007, it did 305,210; in 2009, it did 221,796; and in 2010, it did 329,4445.”  Thus, the latest annual report indicates a five-year growth of 14% in the number of the abortions performed at Planned Parenthood clinics across America.

In 2010 there was a life saving -0.71% decrease from the prior year. Meaning, that year a few thousand individuals escaped the red biohazard bag, but not because the organization’s adoption referrals went up. Quite the contrary – based on the report, referrals advising mothers to let the baby live went down 82.8% since fiscal year 2007-2008.

Instead of counseling women to choose life and magnanimously surrender an unwanted child to a loving home, between 2006 and 2010 the number of abortions increased.  Moreover, the atrocious procedure was paid for with an increase in funds collected from the nation’s majority who, according to Gallup, “believe abortion is morally wrong [and that] legal access to it should be restricted.”

Speaking on behalf of Planned Parenthood, one spokesperson admitted, “90 percent of government funding the organization gets is from the federal government or from Medicaid.”

In other words, the government, headed up by the most pro-choice President in American history, could care less whether the nation is opposed to the disposal of pre-born infants. Obama’s all for funding it anyway.

Against the will of the majority, the President not only sanctions the use of tax dollars to support the reprehensible, but couched in the hidden crevices of Obamacare is wording which indicates that, once the law is implemented, further abortion funding will be available. Thus, if Obama is reelected and the Affordable Health Care Act is not repealed, the only patients seeing a doctor of their choice will be those visiting a physician whose practice is located in a federally-funded abortion clinic.

In the meantime, Planned Parenthood defends its abortion mill status by saying that abortion services only make up 3% of the “medical services” they so generously provide.  The organization claimed to offer services to 3 million women in 2010, 329,445 of whom received an abortion. Simple math indicates that that’s about an 8% error in the Planned Parenthood abortion-versus-medical services equation.

As a point of reference on how many human beings the federal government assisted Planned Parenthood in eliminating last year, think: New Orleans, population 343,829; St. Louis, 319,294; and Pittsburgh, population 305,704, with Corpus Christi close behind at 305,215.

In fact, Pittsburgh is the western Pennsylvania city where concerned citizens rallied on behalf of an organization that wiped out a number greater than their entire populace in one year. If Planned Parenthood had concentrated their “medical services” efforts solely in Pittsburgh, and if the timing was right, there could have been fewer marchers carrying pink signs in the pro-Planned Parenthood parade.

Nevertheless, it’s important for Americans to realize that in many parts of the country it’s prohibited to express faith or patriotism by praying in the public square, saying Merry Christmas at work, or wearing an American flag T-shirt to school on Cinco De Mayo day.

Yet abortion, an act of violence heartily endorsed by Barack Obama, is regularly performed on an altar maintained by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Thus, every time those who oppose abortion pay federal income tax, they’re placing a small contribution in the collection plate and being forced to participate in a federally-funded, religiously-pursued assault on the sanctity of life.

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