From a July 30 Washington Times piece by Rita Diller of American Life League:
Where's the money? That's the question on everyone's mind after reading the recently released Government Accountability Office report. The GAO numbers on money paid out to Planned Parenthood between 2002 and 2008 reveal an unaccounted-for $1.3B.
No answers have been forthcoming. In typical Planned Parenthood style, the abortion giant has done nothing to shed light on the question. In fact, it has done just the opposite....
After weeks of investigation by ALL's Stop Planned Parenthood project, it appears the reason the GAO was not able to account for the expenditure of the great majority of the government money received is that PP will not produce its internal audits for the GAO to analyze.
Because of this, the GAO had to rely on reports filed by PP affiliates under the Single Audit Act, and those reports grossly underreport the amount of government money expended by PP.
The American taxpayers are left with more questions now than before:
Why didn't Planned Parenthood hand over its internal audits to the GAO as it did in 2001 in the face of a similar inquiry into its spending? Why is the organization allowed to disregard the request of 31 U.S. senators and representatives to account for its expenditure of government funds? What is Planned Parenthood hiding? Why do we continue to fund PP to the tune of $349M annually and not hold it accountable for how it spends that money? Most important, why is an organization that kills more than 300k innocent unborn children each year sanctioned and funded by our government?...
... PP's national office used to publish 2 annual documents that gave elected officials and the general public an understanding of its operations. After all, because taxpayers provide at least one-third of Planned Parenthood's income, it is only right that we should at least know how the money is being used.
The first of those documents was PP's annual service report. It gave the reader a real inside look at PP's operation. Although that report has very valuable data and is still used within the organization today, the last time it was released to the public was 1992.
Planned Parenthood likes to portray itself as a trusted health care provider with a loyal following of clients. Yet that 1992 service report revealed that PP lost 43% of its customers in 1991. A look at other reports reveals it lost 41.9% of its customers in 1990 and 42.2% in 1989. This is not the picture of an organization with a loyal client base.
That 1992 report also told us that 42.7% of abortions at Planned Parenthood in 1991 were committed on minority women. This was despite the fact that minority women accounted for just 26% of the group's regular customers. In addition, previous service reports showed minorities accounted for 44.5% (1990), 40.7%(1989), 40.5% (1988), and 44.5% (1987) of abortions. In other words, Planned Parenthood's own data show that it targets minorities for abortion.
When these facts about client loyalty and the targeting of minorities for abortions were highlighted by pro-life groups, PP stopped making the service reports public.
Fast-forward to 2010. For the past several years, those opposed to Planned Parenthood have been making public the facts and figures from PP's annual reports. These facts have shown the ever-increasing number of abortions performed: 244,628 (2003), 255,015 (2004), 264,943 (2005), 289,750 (2006) and 305,310 (2007), and the huge increase in taxpayer funds going to the organization (from $265.2M in 2004 to $349.6M in 2008).
In the midst of all the controversy over the GAO report... it appears that PP... has decided simply to stop issuing its annual report.
We don't know how many abortions Planned Parenthood facilities performed in 2008 or 2009 because it is not releasing the numbers. We don't know the extent of government funding during its 2008-09 or 2009-10 fiscal years because it is not releasing the numbers.
If PP - a tax-exempt organization bankrolled to a staggering extent by the government - won't hand over its internal audits or let the public know the details of its operations, our government should stop handing over the taxpayers' hard-earned dollars to the organization....
[HT: Katie Walker of ALL; PP logo via 2SecondsFaster.com]
For a year I'm going to start calling forth Ceciles salvation and I'm calling forth that she will be a mighty warrior for life. It might not even take a year. I'm also going to believe that spiritual healing will bring her real joy and she will be an international speaker for life. I'm going to call forth those things that aren't as though they are.Posted by: myrtle miller at August 2, 2010 2:22 PM
As goes El Paso, so goes the national organization?Posted by: Row1 at August 2, 2010 2:45 PM
Abortion being what it is, PP signed their own death warrant when they decided to take it on with such fervor. And now they're damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Either they produce annual reports and are accountable to government offices, which places figures they may want to hide into public records. Or, they sit on everything, tell no one anything, and start looking mighty suspicious. Because it does look bad not releasing annual reports. And it does look bad not being able to account for how taxpayer money was spent. Even their supporters are going to start to wonder, with behavior like that.
Hopefully it will poison the whole organization from the inside out. Either that or they stop doing abortions.Posted by: Keli Hu at August 2, 2010 2:55 PM
"What is Planned Parenthood hiding?"
The TRUTH, what else?
This organization of death, breaking all of the commandments of God by feeding immorality to the culture and influenced by the father of lies hates the Truth about it and what it does.Posted by: RSD at August 2, 2010 3:52 PM
It's possible that PP as we know it could be absorbed by the new Federal Healthcare System.Posted by: Janet at August 2, 2010 3:55 PM
Posted by: Janet at August 2, 2010 3:55 PM
Ugh, heaven forbid!Posted by: army_wife at August 2, 2010 5:47 PM
This organization of death, breaking all of the commandments of God by feeding immorality to the culture and influenced by the father of lies hates the Truth about it and what it does.
Posted by: RSD at August 2, 2010 3:52 PM
Ewwwww, so scary. Planned Parenthood does evil, nasty pap smears and mamograms and birth control as well as safe and legal abortions - so it's an "organization of death." Pulleeeze. If you want to argue against abortion, the above arguments, based on arcane religious arguments, ("father of lies" - like, who is that and who cares?) makes you lifers look like a bunch of ignorant, religious zealots who are straight out of the self flagellating Middle Ages (although more than a few Catholic priests are into that kinky thang, I'm sure). Other than your fellow cultists, do you actually think that educated people believe this line of crap? This line of thinking really reinforces the stereotype of "lifers" as stupid, religious nut jobs. You have no idea how funny you really are, do you?Posted by: Lady Gaga at August 2, 2010 5:54 PM
This sounds like a great opportunity for real investigative reporting, a la Lila Rose... Why should PP have different rules, especially if they are the be beneficent organization they claim to be?
Notice how the above commenter picks one comment and twists it into her own fantasy line? How toooooleerant of her!
Time for her to get out of the dark ages and face an ultrasound image. Whether you're religious or not, who still
disputes the humanity of the unborn?
Gaga, I'd be happy to give you a reality check report after my ultrasound appt tomorrow, when my family and I get to see our little boy or girl fetus for the first time!Posted by: Mary Ann at August 2, 2010 6:38 PM
Planned Parenthood must be dismantled, dismembered, obliterated and destroyed!!!
They stand in opposition to every good thing this country represents.
God, please deal with Planned Parenthood in the manner that they have dealt with the innocent, unborn children in this country and now the taxpayers....with complete disregard and arrogance....PLEASE DESTROY THEM!!!!Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at August 2, 2010 6:43 PM
Abortion was not safe for me or my daughter.(She died)
I like Greyson Chance's version of Papparazzi better than yours. :P
It's not even worth debunking the troll post. In lieu of this, I'm going to correct it. Comments or corrections are in bold.
"Ewwwww, so scary. Planned Parenthood does evil, nasty pap smears and mammograms (two Ms--spelling is important) and birth control as well as safe and legal abortions - (this dash is only barely okay; you'd have been better off just using a comma) so it's an "organization of death." Pulleeeze. If you want to argue against abortion, the above arguments, based on arcane ("Arcane" - known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure. "Archaic" - marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated. Don't use words you don't understand just because you think they sound interesting.) religious arguments, ("father of lies" - like, who is that and who cares?) (again with the dash abuse?) makes you lifers look like a bunch of ignorant, religious zealots who are straight out of the self-flagellating (Hyphens go between two words that are being strung together and used adjectivally. See? I know what the big words I use mean. Look how that works!) Middle Ages (although more than a few Catholic priests are into that kinky thang, I'm sure). Other than your fellow cultists, do you actually think that educated people believe this line of crap? This line of thinking really reinforces the stereotype of "lifers" (The quotes are unnecessary here and make you look like you're trying to be sarcastic when you are, in fact, just giving the collective name of the group you're addressing. The result is what you intend as sarcasm just comes across as you not understanding how to use sarcastic quotes. Keep practicing.) as stupid, religious nut jobs. You have no idea how funny you really are, do you?"
Posted by: Lady Gaga at August 2, 2010 5:54 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes, because Gaga has nothing better to do with her days. But let's assume you are her, just for kicks and giggles. I've been dying to tell you something.
Your music's fun to listen to. Bit on the silly side, but who cares, really. You, on the other hand, need to do better with your dance routines. Granted, you do get odd choreography, but I can tell, watching you dance, that you're never comfortable with your routines. You always look like you're slightly unsure of yourself when you're dancing on your videos. A little extra practice with the steps will probably tighten that up, though. :)Posted by: Keli Hu at August 2, 2010 7:22 PM
Please let us know all about your little one. How exciting for you and your family!Posted by: Praxedes at August 2, 2010 7:40 PM
Wow! Please look over my posts when time allows and feel free to do the very same thing. If I'm not angry my writing stinks. I have a Pocket guide to Punctuation but it's still practically new. My solution is when in doubt put a comma. Help!
It is time the government wakes up to the fact that Planned Parenthood is above the law.Posted by: Jerry at August 2, 2010 8:08 PM
Or it's time that Planned Parenthood realizes it is not above the law.
Thanks! I needed that!! :)
Hi Lady gaga.
Let us have a rational, religion free discussion about the morality of abortion. I make the following syllogism.
1. It is always wrong to take the life of an innocent human being.
2. Abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.
Therefore, abortion is always wrong.
I am happy to discuss and defend either premise.Posted by: Bobby Bambino at August 2, 2010 8:56 PM
You have no idea how funny you really are, do you?
Posted by: Lady Gaga at August 2, 2010 5:54 PM
I don't know about us, Gaga, but you're absolutely hilarious. As well as gaga.
Let's begin with your ignorance. So pro-lifers think mammograms and Pap smears are "nasty"? Where on earth would you get such an idea? That we must hate them because PP does them and we hate PP? Spectacular Logic Fail no. 1. Every hospital and medical clinic in the world does them. Every female pro-lifer writing on this board has probably had them, and certainly does not fear them or consider them nasty. This is pure imagination on your part.
Let's go straight to Spectacular Logic Fail no. 2 - which is basically the whole rest of your post. You display absolutely no idea of what the pro-life arguments against abortion actually are, so you waste your time and ours with senseless attacks on religious belief itself and how "arcane" (archaic?) and "medieval" it is. Whereas the basic arguments on abortion don't actually turn on religious belief.
If you want some real debate on this issue, why don't you start by giving us your argument for abortion, and for why the unborn baby is not a person with rights. We are very good here with the well-honed logic, so I warn you not to get involved in such debate with us until you're really ready. Of course we will undoubtedly flay you alive with our logic.
But you may actually enjoy it, since you seem from your public appearances to be into quite a few kinky things yourself.
Let the games begin!Posted by: Lori Pieper at August 2, 2010 9:41 PM