The report, which was requested by 120 members of Congress led by Reps. Diane Black (R-TN), Pete Olson (R-TX) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), shows that, between 2013 and 2015, taxpayers sent $1.5 billion to abortion providers Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and Marie Stopes International (MSI). GAO found that these three organizations spent $410 million in federal funding between 2013 and 2015, and received $1.2 billion combined federal and state funds under federal health programs that require shared funding.
Black said the report by the GAO exposes the “atrocities” that “are done at the expense of taxpayers.”
“All of us in the healthcare field took an oath to fight for life, and abortion destroys that,” she said in a press statement. “Industry giants like Planned Parenthood perform more than 320,000 abortions every year, and this GAO report exposes that these atrocities are done at the expense of taxpayers.”
“Abortion is not family planning,” Black added. “Abortion is family destruction, and the fact that $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars is funneled to this industry is sickening. The American people deserve better.”
Additionally, the report reveals that four Planned Parenthood affiliates that have been referred to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation received $544 million in tax dollars over three years, or 1/3 of Planned Parenthood’s $1.5 billion in funding nationally.