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More reasons to defund

Abortion | A new report from Americans United for Life reveals the truth about Planned Parenthood

A new report increases the likelihood that Planned Parenthood will lose its taxpayer funding not only in Indiana but also in Texas, Kansas, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Researchers from Americans United for Life (AUL), the legal arm of the pro-life movement, published Thursday the results of their scrutiny of two decades of Planned Parenthood records, law enforcement reports, and other miscellaneous records. The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood details misuse of federal healthcare and family-planning funds, failures to report criminal child sexual abuse and comply with parental involvement laws, and dangerous misuse of the abortion drug RU-48.

The report, available online, also reported Planned Parenthood's willingness to provide women with inaccurate and misleading information and to refer them to substandard clinics. AUL noted that some Planned Parenthood staffers use feminist rhetoric but have shown a willingness to work with pimps and sex traffickers to exploit women.

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Despite such misfeasance, Planned Parenthood still receives more than $363 million in taxpayer funding each year. Abortion-providing organizations have preserved their subsidies from government not because of political popularity-polls show more than 70 percent of taxpayers not wanting their taxpayer funds to subsidize abortion-but through lobbying and strategic political contributions. According to the Federal Election Committee, pro-abortion groups since 2000 have spent more than $205 million dollars in campaign contributions or independent expenditures on behalf of candidates for federal office.

Those donations will buy the support of some politicians, and ideology will do the same for others, but increasing pro-life sentiment plus budget stringency will likely defund Planned Parenthood in some states.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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