Planned Parenthood funding is outrageous. Chairman Chaffetz released a memo that outlines some of the outrages of the funding of Planned Parenthood just from a fiscal responsibility standpoint. A few highlights from the memo are below.
1. Planned Parenthood services are available elsewhere and covered by Obamacare:
Obamacare makes federal funding for Planned Parenthood duplicative. Under Obamacare, individuals should be getting their health care via Medicaid or a Qualified Health Plan.
2. Planned Parenthood is wasting taxpayers’ money as it parties and traveling like kings. An example of the latter is:
Planned Parenthood spent $5,109,997 on travel in 2013.19 That is nearly $14,000 a day on travel. . . Tax returns show Planned Parenthood books first class or charter travel.
3. One of the reason Planned Parenthood is so fervently defended by the Democrats is that Planned Parenthood spends millions of dollars supporting liberal and Democrat political causes!
Over the past five years, Planned Parenthood has given the Planned Parenthood Action Fund $21,567,629 in grants. It has also given other 501(c)(4)s a total of $1,099,932.
While much of the outrage over Planned Parenthood has been focused on the immoral and possibly illegal activity of the videos, the fact of the matter is federal funding of Planned Parenthood is an outrage in and of itself that needs to stop.