In a startling revelation, a recent congressional report has exposed the colossal sum of federal funds flowing into major abortion advocacy organizations between 2019 and 2021.
The eye-watering figures, highlighted in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, have reignited the debate over the use of taxpayers’ money to support pro-abortion entities, with Planned Parenthood taking center stage.
And, if that’s not bad enough, the report also uncovered the amount of American dollars being used to support international pro-abortion organizations.
According to the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus’s review of the GAO report, a staggering $1.89 billion in federal funding found its way into the coffers of various pro-abortion groups during the specified period.
Out of this mammoth sum, Planned Parenthood Federation of America emerged as the dominant recipient, pocketing a whopping $1.78 billion.
While the funds were not directly allocated for abortions under the Hyde and Helms amendments, the report exposes the extent of federal support indirectly fueling the abortion agenda.
The caucus emphasized that such funding serves to amplify the influence of abortion advocates, raising concerns about taxpayer endorsement of a pro-abortion stance.
The lion’s share of Planned Parenthood’s windfall, around $1.78 billion, cascaded through various federal channels, primarily via Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
Additional sources included grants, cooperative agreements, and loans forgiven through the Paycheck Protection Program, a COVID-era relief initiative.
Contrary to expectations, the report revealed a notable increase in Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, soaring by $170 million since the last GAO report in 2021.
The revelation underscores the persistent financial support flowing into the organization despite growing scrutiny and calls for accountability.
The report also sheds light on global abortion groups benefiting from federal funds.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and MSI Reproductive Choices (MSI) received smaller yet significant portions of the pie, with IPPF securing approximately $2 million and MSI netting around $1.3 million.
Both IPPF and MSI, recognized as major players in the global abortion arena, carry out millions of abortions worldwide annually.
The injection of federal funds into these organizations amplifies concerns about the international reach and influence of abortion advocacy facilitated by American taxpayers.
The unveiling of these staggering figures is the result of a congressional initiative led by Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith.
The government released the data in response to their request, filed in January 2022, shedding light on the financial dynamics of major abortion advocacy organizations.
Reacting to the report, Sen. Blackburn expressed her dismay, highlighting the illegal siphoning of over $90 million from the Paycheck Protection Program by Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Chris Smith emphasized the inappropriateness of funneling federal dollars to “big abortion corporations” and questioned the allocation of funds that could have been better utilized to support struggling businesses and provide comprehensive medical support for women and children.
As the pro-life movement continues to push for transparency and accountability, the report serves as a stark reminder of the intricate web of financial support sustaining the abortion industry, prompting pro-life Americans to demand change and challenge the status quo.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.