Sign the Letter Now!

Are you part of the 53% of Millennials who believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances? Do you believe Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, should be stripped of taxpayer funding?
Sign the letter to the Congressional Leadership today telling them that we want the taxpayer funding currently
going to Planned Parenthood to instead go to healthcare facilities.

 
 

We Don't Need Planned Parenthood.

The American people shouldn’t be forced to give hundreds of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, which was caught trafficking aborted babies’ hearts, lungs, livers and brains. That tax money should be redirected to trusted health providers, not given to the abortion industry. Taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business. There are thousands of low-cost health providers – offering a wide range of women’s services like breast cancer screenings and preventative care – can be trusted with our hard-earned money. Planned Parenthood is under criminal investigation and cannot be trusted.


#DefundPP Sample Tweets & Statuses

  • Republicans control the legislative and executive branches, which leaves no excuses for not defunding Planned Parenthood #defundPP
     
  • Taxpayer $$ should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business #DefundPP
     
  • Planned Parenthood is really excited about all their donations since Election Day. Great! Now they don’t need our tax $$ #defundPP
     
  • Congress and the White House have zero reasons why they cannot defund Planned Parenthood as promised #defundPP
     
  • Women are supposed to support each other, not sell each other – and their babies - out for profit. Looking at you @CecileRichards #defundPP
     
  • #PlannedParenthood betrays women by pushing abortion above all else #defundPP
     
  • For every adoption referral, #Planned Parenthood does 114 abortions #defundPP
     
  • Planned Parenthood has been referred for 15 criminal charges by the U.S House of Representatives. Why are they still getting tax $? #defundPP
     
  • .@PPact is currently under criminal investigation for the illegal harvesting and sale of baby body parts #defundPP
     
  • Planned Parenthood is a non-profit yet nets millions of dollars a year in profits. They don’t need taxpayer money #defundPP
     
  • Women are nothing but dollar signs to Planned Parenthood, a supposed non-profit that had a revenue of $1.35 billion in 2015 #defundPP
     
  • Over 96% of Planned Parenthood’s services to pregnant women are abortion: https://youtu.be/KKIOBOFaVYs #defundPP
     
  • Planned Parenthood commits 897 abortions every.single.day yet still gets $500M+ in tax dollars #defundPP

What is Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit and the nation’s largest abortion vendor, committing over one in every three abortions done in the country, which equals about 887 every single day. About 96% of their services to pregnant women are abortions. They also provide contraception and STD testing along with other preventative care, all of which has been significantly decreasing over the past decade.
 

But don’t they do a lot of good stuff too like providing low-cost birth control?
Actually they mark up their birth control and are battling many lawsuits related to fraudulent Medicaid payments made to Planned Parenthood. One lawsuit is in Iowa from a former Planned Parenthood director who has evidence of the fraud. They were ordered to pay over a million dollars in restitution to Texas when found guilty of defrauding taxpayers. And in California, a 2004 audit showed that Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside countiesreceived excess payment of various kinds of contraception over $5.2 million. This is only a fraction of the fraud they’ve been found guilty of. 

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs) also get taxpayer money but do not do abortions and clients pay on a sliding scale – basically what they can afford.

Lastly, doing subjectively good things does not outweigh the injustice of endangering women and taking 328,348 innocent lives a year.
 

Does Planned Parenthood get taxpayer dollars? How much per year?
Yes, they received over $554,000,000 last year, making up 41% of their budget.
 

What do they do with that money?
By law, they are supposed to use it for family planning services other than abortion. But money is fungible (our short video explaining that here) and as a former Planned Parenthood director said, “As clinic director, I saw how money affiliate clinics receive from several sources is combined into one pot, not set aside for specific services.”

Here’s the kicker: Planned Parenthood gets more money every year but serves less people.

  • Between 2006 and 2015, the number of clients served by Planned Parenthood have dropped 19% while their revenue has risen 30%.
  • The amount of taxpayer funding that makes up their total revenue has also increased by 10%, from 33% in 2006 to 43% in 2015.
  • Cancer screenings and prevention services have dropped 58% since 2009 and abortions have skyrocketed from 289,750 in 2006 to over 328,000 in 2006.
  • Abortion is down over 12% nationally since 2010 yet only down by 1.6% for Planned Parenthood since 2010.
  • Prenatal services at PP have been cut in half since 2009.
  • From 2009-2013, Planned Parenthood’s abortion to adoption ratio is 209 -to-1.
  • In 2006, they committed one of every five abortions. In 2015, it’s up to one in every three abortions. (source: Planned Parenthood annual reports)
     


But if Planned Parenthood is defunded, won’t all those people who rely on them for healthcare be left to fend for themselves? 
First, no one wants to take away healthcare from anyone, especially women and their families. According to Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports, 98% of all women won’t even step foot inside a Planned Parenthood all year, so they are wildly overstating their importance in the healthcare market.

Secondly, if Planned Parenthood is defunded, the money will be reallocated to FHQCs, which outnumber Planned Parenthood’s 16-to-1. FHQCs served more than 25 million people in 2015 versus Planned Parenthood, who served 2.5 million during the same time.

Better choices for women are usually right around the corner. Alternative women’s health options are on average less than five miles away from the nearest Planned Parenthood.

To find an FHQC near you, go to http://getyourcare.org/.

 

As a non-profit, why can’t Planned Parenthood fundraise like other non-profits?
They do but maybe a lot of people don’t want to give over their hard-earned money to the nation’s largest abortion vendor.

However, Planned Parenthood had revenue of nearly $1.3 billion in 2014-2015. They have been boasting about “unprecedented” donations since the election. And they spent an incredible $30 million the last election cycle trying to get their favored candidates in office.

Seems like they will do just fine if the government stops funding them.

 

Why is defunding Planned Parenthood so important?
As the only national abortion chain to receive taxpayer dollars, they are the non-disputed leaders of the abortion movement in our nation. Their legal team has filed dozens of lawsuits in states to halt parental notification laws, to stop bans on late-term abortions, to bring laws to a standstill that would have required abortion facilities adhere to common medical and safety standards, and to force states to keep funding them.

Planned Parenthood is also a key player in the Washington, D.C.’s cycle of corruption, handing over 99% of the donations from their PAC to Democrats. In 2016, Planned Parenthood had a larger campaign operation than Hillary Clinton and bragged about spending more than $30 million as they failed to elect her. 

No other healthcare provider operates on that big of a political scale. The more than 10,500 FHQCs across the nation that provide the same services plus way more than Planned Parenthood (minus abortion) who aren’t spending millions on the election. Only Planned Parenthood does that.

Lastly, Planned Parenthood’s revenues dwarf other leading abortion advocacy groups.  The latest reports show that NARAL’s total revenue was $8.4 million and the National Abortion Federation’s was $2.3 million. Planned Parenthood’s total revenue in comparison? $1.29 BILLION. Their PR budget alone was over $4 million.

Planned Parenthood is THAT big of a player in the abortion industry

Once PP is defunded of our taxpayer money, they will have less t profit to subsidize their failing abortion facilities, less to spend on elections, less to use on lobbying against commonsense laws, and abortion as we know it will be on its way to collapsing in this country. 

Will Planned Parenthood’s all across the country close if they are defunded?

Not likely, and even if many did, patients will still have plenty of options for affordable healthcare.

From Live Action News:

For years, Planned Parenthood has been closing centers despite a steady increase in funding under the Obama administration. The Congressional Research Service found that the number of PPHAC affiliates and facilities has declined since 2009-2010, when PPFA reported having 88 affiliates (a 32 percent decline) and 840 health centers (a 21 percent decline). And, as of December 20, 2016, there are now only 650 Planned Parenthood centers, indicating a 22.67 percent decline.

In addition, Planned Parenthood patients have also decreased over the years. In 2014, Planned Parenthood saw 2.5 million patients — down a whopping 24.24 percent since 1996, when they saw 3.3 million and received far less government funding ($177.5 million in 1996 compared to $553.7 million in 2014). In contrast, FQHCs have increased the number of patients seen in each year since 2009. From 2009 to 2014, FQHC patients increased from 18.9 million to 22.9 million.

 

What if I’m pro-choice and think that Planned Parenthood should continue to be funded?
Even many Americans who identify as pro-choice are significantly uncomfortable with taxpayer-funded abortions. One poll in late 2016 showed 58% of Americans are against using taxpayer funds through Medicaid to pay for abortions. Another poll in 2015 revealed that 62% of Americans opposed taxpayer funding of abortion, including 45% of those who identify as pro-choice, 61% of Independents, 44% of Democrats and 65% and 61% of Africa-Americans and Latinos respectively.  

Continuing to fund Planned Parenthood is giving corporate welfare to an organization that continues to close facilities every year and serve less patients.

Another point to consider is that Planned Parenthood, several affiliates, and their business partners are currently under criminal investigation for laundry list of crimes including profiting off of the sale of the body parts of fetuses they aborted, compromising patient privacy, altering the abortion procedure to obtain better fetal tissue and thereby putting the health of the woman in danger, failing to comply with the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and failing to comply with the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. For information on all these charges, see www.ppcharges.com

The We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood Campus Tour was developed following the release of Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of the body parts of aborted babies. Yet the abortion giant continues to receive federal funds even though there are thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs) that don’t do abortions and still give more comprehensive care than Planned Parenthood. Those FHQCs are where our tax dollars need to go, not Planned Parenthood.

As part of the campus tour, students are challenged to watch parts of the videos themselves and learn about how there are other federally-funded options besides Planned Parenthood and these facilities aren’t under criminal investigation and don’t commit 328,000 abortions a year.

Schedule

 

2/7/2017    Clackamas Community College    Clackamas, OR
2/7/2017    Missouri State    Springfield, MO
2/7/2017    Dixon High School    Sacramento, CA
2/8/2017    University of Oregon    Eugene, OR
2/8/2017    Texas State University    San Marcos, TX
2/8/2017    University of Nevada Reno    Reno, NV
2/8/2017    University of Missouri    Columbia, MO
2/9/2017    Western Oregon University    Monmouth, OR
2/9/2017    San Jose State University    San Jose, CA
2/10/2017    Linn Benton Community College    Albany, OR
2/10/2017    Santa Clara University    Santa Clara, CA
2/13/2017    Portland State University    Portland, OR
2/13/2017    Missouri Science & Technology    Rolla, MO
2/13/2017    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo    San Luis Obispo, CA
2/14/2017    University of St. Thomas    Houston, TX
2/15/2017    Cal State Fresno    Fresno, CA
2/16/2017    Bakersfield College    Bakersfield, CA
2/16/2017    Illinois State Univ    Normal, IL
2/16/2017    Houston Baptist University    Houston, TX
2/20/2017    University of Nebraska - Lincoln    Lincoln, NE
2/21/2017    University of Nebraska - Omaha    Omaha, NE
2/21/2017    Texas A&M - Commerce    Commerce, TX
2/22/2017    University of Texas - Austin    Austin, TX
2/22/2017    Pacific Lutheran University    Tacoma, WA
2/22/2017    Cal State San Marcos    San Marcos, CA
2/23/2017    Texas A&M International    Laredo, TX
2/23/2017    Whatcom Community College    Bellingham, WA
2/24/2017    Baylor University    Waco, TX
2/27/2017    St. Gregory's University    Shawnee, OK
2/27/2017    Cal State Fullerton    Fullerton, CA
2/27/2017    Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville    Edwardsville, IL
2/28/2017    Washington State University    Pullman, WA
2/28/2017    Texas A&M    College Station, TX
3/1/2017    St. Louis Community College - Meremac    St. Louis, MO
3/8/2017    Northern Arizona University    Flagstaff, AZ
3/8/2017    Union University    Jackson, TN
3/8/2017    Otterbein University    Westerville, OH
3/9/2017    Ohio State University    Columbus, OH
3/14/2017    Cedarville University    Cedarville, OH
3/16/2017    Indiana University Purdue UniversityFort Wayne, IN
3/17/2017    Xavier University    Cincinnati, OH
3/21/2017    University of Richmond    Richmond, VA
3/21/2017    Ball State University    Muncie, IN
3/22/2017    University of Mary Washington    Fredericksburg, VA
3/22/2017    Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    Chapel Hill, NC
3/23/2017    Lord Fairfax Community College    Middletown, VA
3/23/2017    Coconino Community College    Flagstaff, AZ
3/23/2017    Northern Kentucky University    Highland Heights, KY
3/24/2017    University of Kentucky    Lexington, KY
3/25/2017    Augusta University    Augusta, GA
3/24/2017    Saint Mary's College    Notre Dame, IN
3/27/2017    University of TN Knoxville    Knoxville TN
3/28/2017    Miami Univeristy Oxford    Oxford, OH
3/28/2017    Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA
3/29/2017    Eastern Kentucky University    Richmond, KY
3/30/2017    West Virginia University    Morgantown, WV
3/30/2017    Indiana University    Bloomington, IN
3/31/2017    University of TN Chattanooga    Chattanooga, TN
3/31/2017    Grand Canyon University    Phoenix, AZ
3/31/2017    Fort Lewis College    Durango, CO
4/3/2017    Colorado State University - Pueblo    Pueblo, CO
4/5/2017    Arizona State University    Tempe,AZ
4/5/2017    Fordham University    Bronx, NY
4/6/2017    Seton Hall University    South Orange, NJ
4/6/2017    Oakland University    Rochester, MI
4/7/2017    Stony Brook University    Stony Brook, NY
4/8/2017    N/A - 16th Street Mall    Denver, CO
4/10/2017    Felician University    Rutherford, NJ
4/10/2017    University of Northern Colorado    Greeley, CO
4/11/2017    Concordia University    Bronxville, NY
4/11/2017    Colorado School of the Mines    Golden, CO
4/11/2017    Princeton University    Princeton, NJ
4/13/2017    Michigan State University    East Lansing, MI
4/14/2017    Saginaw Valley State University    Saginaw, MI
4/20/2017    Central Michigan University    Mt. Pleasant, MI
4/18/2017    Metropolitan State University of Denver    Denver, CO
4/20/2017    Central Michigan Univeristy    Mt. Pleasant, MI
4/20/2017    SUNY Geneseo    Geneseo, NY
4/21/2017    Penn State University    State College, PA  
4/24/2017    University of New Mexico    Albequerque, NM
4/25/2017    Ithaca College    Ithaca, NY
4/27/2017    Colorado Mesa University    Grand Junction, CO
4/28/2017    Aquinas College    Grand Rapids, MI
4/29/2017    Bishop Foley High School    Madison Heights, MI
5/3/2017    Queens College    Queens, NY
April    Montgomery College Rockville    Rockville, MD
April    Johns Hopkins University    Baltimore, MD
April    Towson University    Baltimore, MD
April    Catholic University of America    Washington, DC
March    Brescia University    Owensboro, KY
5/3/2017    Colorado State University    Fort Collins, CO
5/2/2017    Pikes Peak Community College - Centennial Campus    Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

Planned Parenthood claims that women would lose access to low-cost healthcare if they were to stop receiving taxpayer funding. However, there are more than 10,500 taxpayer-funded community health centers that provide everything that Planned Parenthood provides for women and more, minus abortions.  Visit www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov to find a Federally Qualified Health Center in your area. 

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free Community Clinics are a BETTER option for women than Planned Parenthood.

  • They offer services to all persons regardless of the person’s ability to pay, and, unlike Planned Parenthood they provide comprehensive primary care services.
  • There are more than 13,000 FQHCs and community health care clinics across the United States. (Planned Parenthood only has 669 locations.)
  • In every Congressional bill that has been proposed to defund Planned Parenthood, legislators proposed redirecting money previously earmarked for Planned Parenthood to these FQHCs and community clinics so they can serve more.

 

Find a Federally Qualified Health Center near you at www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov.