And you’re definitely paying for the operations of Planned Parenthood, other abortion-advocacy groups

And you’re definitely paying for the operations of Planned Parenthood, other abortion-advocacy groups

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a comprehensive report revealing that Planned Parenthood and five other abortion-advocacy organizations received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from 2010 through 2012.

GAO found that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates alone received $344.5 million in federal funding, and a whopping $1.5 billion in taxpayer money overall when state funds received through Medicaid are included. …

According to the study,

The six organizations reported expending over $482 million in federal funding from fiscal year 2010 though fiscal year 2012. The six organizations reported expending funding they received directly and indirectly from federal agencies, including HHS and USAID, as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.

[Emphasis added.]

The groups under review by the GAO were Planned Parenthood Federation of America, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Guttmacher Institute, the Population Council, Advocates for Youth, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Among these six, Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates received the greatest amount of federal funds.

The report also noted that Planned Parenthood’s largest source of funding was Medicaid, with $1.2 billion, followed by the Title X family-planning program, which awarded the abortion provider $201 million.

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