Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Planned Parenthood Tax Scam

And, the recent spate of bad news continues gets worse: according to Planned Parenthood's just released Annual Report, 2012 was a banner year for the Grand Poobah of the abortion industry.  The world's most profitable non-profit organization performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer funding.

Indeed, according to the brazen behemoth's own accounting it performed more than one out of every three abortions in the US last year. And American taxpayers picked up the tab for most of that grizzly work--doling out more than half a billion dollars in government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. That amounts to almost half of all Planned Parenthood's budget.

But even as the lecherous leviathan was larding its coffers with tax subsidies, it was simultaneously cutting the very services those subsidies were supposed to fund: contraception services were cut by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer-screening and prevention services were slashed by 29 percent. By not providing these legitimate healthcare services for women, Planned Parenthood was able to siphon off resources for its much more profitable child-killing business.

Clearly, it is time for us all to get serious about this travesty of truth, justice, and integrity, to hold our elected officials accountable, and to mobilize our local churches to full faithfulness. It is also time for us all to either storm the gates of the GOP or (now, mixing metaphors) leave its rotting carcass behind.