House Republicans are working to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding for contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs.
In fiscal years 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding and more than $1.4 million per day in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
Taxpayer funding accounts for 41 percent of their overall revenue and on average, 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “pregnancy services” were for abortions, and only 5 percent went to prenatal care and adoption referrals.
For every adoption referral, the abortion industry giant performed 174 abortions. In the last fiscal year, Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue and more than $1.4 billion in net assets, Breitbart reported.
The Government Accountability Office reported that in addition to receiving taxpayer funds to provide women with birth control and abortion-inducing drugs, Planned Parenthood uses taxpayer funding to promote abortion as “reproductive health care.”
In essence, Planned Parenthood is nothing more than a glorified abortion mill being supported by American taxpayers.
This week, House Republicans released a budget proposal that would eliminate Title X funding which provides funding to Planned Parenthood for contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs.
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft of its fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill“eliminates all funding for the controversial Family Planning Program, saving taxpayers nearly $300 million.” The bill would also substantially cut so-called “comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs,” but double funding for abstinence-centered or Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) programs.
The National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) found that the SRA approach is effective, supported by both parents and an increasing number of teens, and consistent with other public health initiatives for teens such as anti-smoking, anti-drinking, anti-drug, and anti-violence programs that have also been effective.
“Largely misrepresented, SRA education is more than just about saying ‘no,’” says NAEA. “Abstinence-centered and holistic, the SRA strategy offers skill-building topics such as goal setting and future orientation, healthy decision making, building assets, avoiding negative peer pressure, and human development.”
The sexual risk reduction (SRR) model, however, NAEA states, “is built on the premise that teens either cannot, or will not, abstain from sex; therefore they must learn to take ‘precautions’ that will decrease their risk of becoming pregnant,” or becoming infected with an STD.
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