Planned Profithood

Earlier in the week I posted a story about a student feildtrip to Planned Parenthood. Here is one of the responses I recieved:

Since when has Planned parenthood committed any abortions? Get your facts straight. Planned parenthood is an organization involved in educating people and getting help for people of low income in the treatment of sexual diseases, etc. This group, as the story states, is already at risk (again, probably low income, high dropout rates, etc.)So, they are not to get knowledge that will help them make better life choices? PP are also promoters of abstinence so don't keep telling people the sky is green. This is very un-Godlike. I'm sorry, but you are going to hell!

Well, putting my predicted eternal damnation for a blog post aside, this person could not be more wrong. First according to Planned Parenthood's own records, they are the nation's largest abortion provider. Why? Because there is big money in it. Planned Parenthood made a hugh profit last year, thanks to YOU, the American taxpayer.

During its 2005-2006 fiscal year, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 264,943 abortions, attained a high profit of $55.8 million and received record taxpayer funding of $305.3 million.

Now before I'm accused of making all this up, you might want to read the Planned Parenthood Federation of America own annual report.

For the year July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006, Planned Parenthood received $345.1 million in clinic income, $305.3 million in taxpayer funding and $212.2 million in donations. Total income reached $902.8 million while total expenses came to $847.0 million, leaving a profit of $55.8 million.

In this age of "rights" don't those who oppose abortion have the right to refuse to fund this activity through their tax dollars?