You know that moment in a crime drama when the investigator drops a manila file in front of a suspect they're interrogating? We all know that the thicker the file, the more crimes they've committed. Unfortunately for Planned Parenthood, one manila file would likely not be enough to hold their extensive rap sheet.
It's no wonder more and more states continue to pass legislation defunding Planned Parenthood. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was the latest to take action on Thursday, signing two bills that redirect funding away from abortion businesses in favor of providers who offer comprehensive health services for women and families. This officially makes Wisconsin the 9th state to defund Planned Parenthood since the release of the authenticated undercover videos, and Ohio is not far behind.
Here's a very quick overview of what that rap sheet looks like:
Planned Parenthood has likely violated laws and regulations in at least 13 states.
Records show multiple Ohio Planned Parenthood facilities appear to be illegally dumping the remains of aborted babies in landfills. In Florida, an investigation revealed that multiple Planned Parenthood facilities were illegally performing late-term abortions. The Governor of Kentucky recently shut down a Planned Parenthood facility that was performing abortions without a license.
And the list goes on.
There are multiple reports of Planned Parenthood ignoring child sexual abuse and enabling their predators.
Planned Parenthood claims to be "the most trusted women’s health care provider in this country." And yet, time after time, year after year, Planned Parenthood endangers women and young girls who come through their doors looking for help. ADF has released areportthat details Planned Parenthood's extensive history of ignoring child sexual abuse and enabling their predators. The report presents a pattern of Planned Parenthood incidents involving sexually abused minors in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Planned Parenthood prioritizes killing babies in the womb over women's health care.
Despite receiving $553.7 million in taxpayer dollars last year and making $824.5 million in excess revenue over the past 10 years, Planned Parenthood has:
- Closed over 150 Planned Parenthood facilities since 2005
- Reduced Cancer Screenings & Prevention Services by 66% since 2006
- Reduced Breast Exams and Breast Care by 58% since 2006
- Performed 160 abortions for every 1 adoption referral in 2015
- Has seen a nearly 20% reduction in clients served since 2005
Abortion is the only service Planned Parenthood offers that has increased (by more than 20%) in the last decade. If that doesn't tell you where their priorities are, I don't know what does.
Planned Parenthood chronically misuses taxpayer dollars.
You would think that an organization that receives more than $500 million annually in taxpayer dollars would be worthy of such a generous contribution from the American people. Yeah, not so much.
Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide have been accused of committing at least 12 types of waste, abuse, and potential fraud, including illegally billing for drugs and/or services provided in connection with abortions, over-billing for prescription drugs, improperly claiming services were related to family planning, and billing for medically unnecessary services.
The authenticated undercover CMP videos appear to show Planned Parenthood committing two possible federal law violations
Congress and several states are still investigating evidence from the authenticated undercover videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood breaking the law in two main ways:
Utilizing illegal abortion procedures: Multiple undercover videos portray Planned Parenthood abortionists discussing how they could alter the abortion procedure in order to increase the likelihood of intact “specimens” (aka the bodies of aborted babies). Such activity raises serious concerns about abortionists performing partial birth abortions, which is illegal.
Selling the body parts of aborted babies:In nearly every video, high-level Planned Parenthood officials or StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer discuss how fetal tissue procurement can be—and has been—financially worthwhile. However, Planned Parenthood officials also make it clear that this process must be done carefully so as not to look like they are making a profit from it, which is against the law.
We applaud the nine states that have made efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since the release of the undercover videos. There is simply no reason for a scandal-ridden abortion giant with an extensive rap sheet to have such a strong hold on our tax dollars when women have better options for health care.
Let's defund Planned Parenthood and redirect our tax dollars to better options for women.
In addition to over one hundred thousand hospitals and other healthcare agencies that must accept Medicaid patients, there are 13,540 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural healthcare clinics (RHCs) in the United States, compared to about 665 Planned Parenthood locations.
FQHCs offer primary and preventive healthcare services for women that Planned Parenthood facilities do not offer, including:
- Diabetes screenings
- Glaucoma screenings
- Cholesterol screenings
- Pediatric services
- Cardiovascular blood tests
- Bone mass measurement
Visit GetYourCare.org to learn more about these options and why there is no need for Planned Parenthood.