What do you get when you fail to meet stated annual goals, reduce unhealthy outcomes, yet increase the number of deaths of human beings? Rewarded. Yes, Planned Parenthood gets rewarded with taxpayer-funded welfare each year for failing. Despite their Healthy People goals set in states across the country and federally with the CDC (e.g. Healthy People 2010, Healthy People 2020) and grossly missing the mark every single time, they get rewarded. They don’t have to show progress or success in addressing any so-called “healthcare disparity”. They’re accountable to no one and to nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Sometimes it pays to be a big fat zero.
This has been by design. With society’s animosity toward corporations that unfairly bilk the American taxpayer, this hugely profitable nonprofit bilker gets a pass from so-called “progressives” because Planned Parenthood’s mission is sacred to those who embrace eugenic population control and the pretense of women’s rights.
Democrats in Congress like Richard Blumenthal, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren and many more liberal politicians want to ensure that Big Abortion (aka “women’s quality”) is protected at all costs. The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013, a blatant misnomer, is the Democrat party’s post-Gosnell legislative effort to ensure that no common-sense prolife protection can challenge their sacrosanct “right” to abortion. Parental consent and notification laws are even labeled a threat to “safe legal abortion” in this bill. Liberals tout Planned Parenthood as a better parent to your children than you are. Therefore, you cannot be trusted with your child’s decisions about abortion or even, as we’re seeing with recent judicial rulings, birth control.
Liberals continually try to strip parents of power while giving minors and young women a false sense of empowerment. And today, with the Supreme Court’s review of the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases, we see the desperation of the Left to shred the First Amendment in order to push non-Constitutional “rights” of contraception, abortifacients and abortion.
Margaret Sanger, made it abundantly clear what birth control was all about. Steeped in eugenic racism her own definition of birth control’s main aim was (according to Chapter 18 of her self-penned Women And The New Race) “nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defective.” Her misrepresented Birth Control Movement wasn’t about women’s rights; it was about ridding the world of human life that she deemed unworthy to exist.
President Nixon agreed.
“A majority of people in Colorado voted for abortion. I think a majority of people in Michigan are for abortion. I think in both cases, well, certainly in Michigan they will vote for it because they think that what’s going to be aborted generally are the little black bastards…as I told you—we talked about it earlier—that a hell of a lot of people want to control the Negro bastards…People who don’t control their families are people in—the people that shouldn’t have kids,” declared President Richard Nixon (White House Tape 700/10, April 3, 1972 as highlighted in Maafa21).
These are the words of a disgraced president forced to resign over what seems so trivial compared to what recent presidents have committed. Nevertheless, his bigger crime was something worse—an act praised by Big Abortion and the Abortionist-in-Chief, Cecile Richards. Nixon’s signing of the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970, otherwise known as Title X Funding, set the stage for disguising racist and elitist eugenics as “women’s rights” and “healthcare”.
Nixon joined many others “progressives” across the political spectrum who viewed the eugenic efforts of birth control and abortion as achieving, according to page 82 of Planned Parenthood’s 2008 IRS Tax Return “a U.S. population of stable size in an optimum environment”. Who decides what is “stable”? Who decides what is “optimum”? This objective is accomplished, of course, by eliminating certain parts of the population through preventing births via birth control or ending human life through the violence of abortion. And Planned Parenthood profits quite nicely in this task. And they do this by syphoning half a billion in taxpayer dollars, in the form of Title X funding, each year despite the fact that this funding is not allowed to go to any activities that fund abortion, fundraising, or lobbying activities. Planned Parenthood is one of the biggest abortion lobbying organizations that exists (extensively lobbied for Obamacare, for instance, and its CEO/President campaigned full-time for Obama’s re-election) and is the nation’s largest abortion chain. I’m looking forward to the federal General Accounting Office’s report on exactly how Planned Parenthood “separates” its taxpayer funding from its main activity. It’s like separating Mickey D’s from burgers and fries…it’s who they are.
Twenty years ago, Planned Parenthood received $87,862,842 in our tax dollars, according to the General Accounting Office, to fund their population control efforts. Today, the abortion giant receives over 6 times that amount, totaling $542,400,000 annually. And yet, all of that Title X funding hasn’t reduced the national unintended pregnancy rate in 20 years. It was 49% back in 1995, according to the CDC and has only risen since then. Planned Parenthood-funded Guttmacher Institute reports that it has risen to 51%. (In 2002, the CDC and its perennial advisory partner Planned Parenthood, set the goal of intended pregnancies–for all racial/ethnic groups–in the federal Healthy People 2010 initiative to 70%. The failure was abysmal. It remained 49%. So, in the CDC’s Healthy People 2020 goals, they aimed much lower by striving for only 56% of pregnancies to be intended.)
When drilling down at the CDC’s incomplete and sporadic data, one sees a trend that is unsurprising. In urban areas where 79% of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are strategically located, unintended pregnancy rates continue to rise while they’ve decreased among the white population. STDs have drastically increased and are exponentially higher among blacks than whites, and abortions are rampant in the black community (up to 5 times higher), killing more black babies than are born alive in New York City, home of Planned Parenthood.
It pays to be a big fat zero. We just can’t forget that while Planned Parenthood is reaping the monetary benefits of their government boondoggle, 41 years and 56 million lives later, millions have paid the devastating real cost.