The following comes from a February 26 story on the Catholic News Agency website.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have requested a report from the government on the use federal funds given to Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions.
“Planned Parenthood showed in its most recent annual report that they are providing fewer health services, while abortions and federal funding are going up,” said Rep. Diane Black (R- Tenn.).
“Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood and others like them continue to receive millions of taxpayer dollars each month despite the repeated red flags raised by their own annual reports and accounting gimmicks.”
In a Feb. 21 letter to the Government Accountability Office, Congresswoman Black, Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Senator David Vitter (R-La.) – along with more than 50 members of Congress – asked the office for a report on the use of taxpayer money by federally-funded health clinics, including Planned Parenthood….
Sen. Vitter explained the request for an investigation, noting how Planned Parenthood “and other organizations who provide abortions are dependent on Uncle Sam, but there is no accounting with what they are actually using the money for.”
In 2012, he said, Planned Parenthood “performed a record 333,964 abortions last year, almost 1 million in the past three years.” Last year, “federal taxpayers gave Planned Parenthood a record $542 million, which is an 11 percent increase over the past two years.”
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