$2B For Planned Parenthood

Abortion Provider Fat With Tax Dollars

FILE - Kendal Underwood, left, and Brittany Nickens protest in support of abortion rights outside Planned Parenthood Friday, June 24, 2022, in St. Louis. Missouri’s attorney general is defending the Republican-led Legislature’s latest attempt in a years-long struggle to block taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. Lawyers for the state argued against any taxpayer money going to Planned Parenthood during a Missouri Supreme Court hearing Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
  • Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and advocacy groups received nearly $2 billion from the federal government from 2019 to 2021, according to a new report.
  • The new report from the Government Accountability Office showed groups that advocate legal abortion obtained at least $1.89 billion in public funds from federal and state governments, according to the offices of Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).
  • “It is appalling that big abortion providers are continuing to receive billions of dollars in federal taxpayer funding,” Blackburn, who commissioned the report along with Smith and Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), said in a statement. “While small businesses struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic, Planned Parenthood illegally siphoned over $90 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, specifically designed to help our mom and pop shops keep their doors open.”
  • In January of last year, 142 senators and representatives signed the request for the GAO report.