Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getting Planned Parenthood Off the Dole

Is it finally time to end Planned Parenthood's massive government bailout scheme? The Family Research Council thinks so.

With a $1 billion budget and a $114 million operating surplus, Tom McClusky, vice president for government affairs at the family advocacy organization, says Planned Parenthood just doesn't need to be in the public welfare line. “Planned Parenthood has proven that they don't need federal or state handouts,” he said. “During these economic times, when states are rethinking their investments, subsidizing abortion is probably not the kind of thing that they want to be known for.”

Thus, FRC is launching a new National Campaign to retrieve the $337 million in public funding Planned Parenthood uses to run its grisly abortion business at 880 mills nationwide.