One of the most prominent of the Republican Party’s unkept promises from the 2016 election will hurt them in more ways than one in 2018.
A new report from the pro-life nonprofit Live Action contains the latest numbers outlining what it calls “Planned Parenthood’s political money laundering scheme.” The report clearly shows that taxpayers ultimately contribute hugely to the abortion giant’s pro-abortion political activities on the campaign trail and beyond.
Planned Parenthood plans to spend a total of $20 million by itself in support of pro-abortion candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. The group is also taking part in another $30 million investment with three other groups for a political action committee called Win Justice PAC to mobilize voters in key battleground states.
This is all possible, the report explains, because — despite scandals involving its “health care services,” undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, new allegations that clinics failed to report rape and abuse, and GOP control of the federal government since January 2017 — Planned Parenthood’s medical operations are subsidized by the American taxpayer to the tune of around half a billion dollars per year.
And while the group’s clinical and political arms are technically separate, that’s just not how things pan out in the real world, the report shows.
“While Planned Parenthood and its political arms are separate on paper, because taxpayers are forced to give the abortion chain over $500 million a year, donors are freed up to direct their money to Planned Parenthood’s political agenda rather than to fund what nominal health services Planned Parenthood itself provides,” explains Live Action CEO and founder Lila Rose in a press release.
“The corrupt bargain between Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion politicians must end,” continues Rose. “It’s paid for by taxpayers and with the lives of over 320,000 preborn children every year. Congress and the president must fulfill their promise to defund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars.”