Planned Parenthood Takes in Record Amount of Tax Dollars

Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer support in fiscal 2012, marking a steady increase in government funding despite Republican-led efforts at the state and federal levels to cut off that stream.

The funding figures showed roughly 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s budget now comes from taxpayer dollars.

Pro-life groups quickly seized on the report to renew their calls for Congress to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List said, ”Americans are sick and tired of underwriting the nation’s largest abortion business.” Tennessee Representative Diane Black said the report “underscores the pressing need to cut off all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”