GAO: Abortion-promoting groups got nearly $1 billion in federal funds
By Nancy Frazier O'Brien
Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Six organizations that perform or promote abortion received at least $967 million in federal funding in fiscal years 2002 through 2009, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The report, made public June 16, looked at government funding given to Advocates for Youth, the Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Population Council of the United States, and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.
GAO had been asked for the report by Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, and 30 other members of Congress, including five senators.
"With the national debt over $13 trillion -- costing every American $118,000 -- we must apply strict scrutiny to every federal dollar allocated," said Olson at a June 16 news conference at the U.S. Capitol.
"That this tax money is spent by organizations that offend the majority of Americans (who oppose taxpayer funding of groups that promote or perform abortions) only further justifies the need for this alarming report," he added.
The GAO report showed the following government funding:
-- Advocates for Youth, $8.7 million.
-- Guttmacher Institute, $12.7 million.
-- International Planned Parenthood Federation, $3.9 million.
-- Planned Parenthood Federation of America, $657.1 million.
-- Population Council of the United States, $284.3 million.
-- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, $300,000.
The totals for Advocates for Youth, International Planned Parenthood, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council covered the years 2002-2009, while the totals for the other three were from 2002 to 2008.
Nearly all the reported expenditures in the report (about $942 million) were by programs administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the U.S. Agency for International Development. The remaining $25 million came from programs administered by the U.S. departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture or Justice.
USAID also shipped "contraceptive commodities" valued at $7.6 million to affiliates of the International Planned Parenthood Federation during the time period studied, but that spending was not included in the total, the report said.
"Additionally, for federal fiscal years 2002 through 2005, complete obligation and disbursement data for awards made through USAID's overseas-based missions were not available," the GAO said in the report. "As a result, obligations and disbursements in this report may understate the actual amount of federal funds provided to the selected organizations and their affiliates."
The GAO noted that during most of the time covered by the report, the Mexico City policy was in effect. It required foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving federal funds for family planning to agree that they would not actively promote or provide abortions as a method of family planning in other countries. The policy was revoked in January 2009 by President Barack Obama.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., said U.S. funding of "the abortion industry at home and abroad" has significantly increased since Obama's election.
"When Obama shredded the Mexico City policy, he opened the floodgate of taxpayer funds to pro-abortion NGOs" such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Smith added at the June 16 news conference. "It is time for Americans and especially Congress to take a second look and defund" those organizations.
Earlier in the month, Smith, a Catholic who co-chairs the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, expressed opposition to a Senate committee's
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Obama is a liar. So are the Democrats.
I don't see how that makes him a liar. The funds are not being used to perform abortions.
How ironic that he would start a thread so full of number 2.
Isn't it fairly obvious? He doesn't write anything original.
Mr Mason... We are curious here as to how many of the homeless babies forced into life on penniless and or drug addicted parents, by the organization you support, have you arranged permanent care for. You do have a self inflicted responsibility there, you know.
"babies forced into life"
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I do not think being poor, or having an addiction, should be a death penalty for the mother, or the baby. And don't you worry about what my responsibilities are pypy.
And that is just absurd to spout around anything about responsibilities, while upholding the right of a woman to throw HER responsibility in the trash can.
So stop tossing red herrings.
I think those organizations don't promote abortion, they provide options -- options is all, the women can have options -- to terminate and not terminate -- plus there are state laws regarding abortion,
The fact is even if abortion is illegal for example women still resort to abortion -- and in turn risk their lives by doing clandestine abortion performed by unlicensed practitioners or themselves, providing for a safe abortion mechanism is to protect the women's lives!
I think Obamas approving the health care for abortions is ok, I believe that it is in the best interest of women --- who maybe confused, having emotional problems during those times -- and they have criteria if the woman can avail of the health care etc.
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Paying for abortions is in the HC bill.
This is ok, I pay tax to pay for the safe abortions of women -- as I understand the plight of women who are emotionally troubled in those times --
KUDOS to OBAMA!
If a woman is emotionally unstable, do you really think she is in the right mind to allow her child to be taken from her in such a way? I did side-walk couseling for awhile outside an abortion clinic, and many women who went in their did not want to "terminate" their Baby. They were forced by parents or boyfriends, or phycologically misinformed about the decision. The women that had their minds made up had already had more than one abortion, and their broken hearts were hardened to the reality. There are also many stories of abortion prctitioners giving out false information to women who WERE NOT PREGNANT but still preforming abortions. Not to mention women dying on the table from this. These babies are individuals, humans, souls. They have rights that are being ignored simply because many young women made a mistake. counseling should be offered instead of abortion, and the emotional damage that abortions do to women is way worse than having to raise a child you helped to make.
That's my piece, I just hate to see a child die for no reason, and not by true- choice. I saw too many women come out of that clinic crying and in pain because of their decision.
you know what? SINCE THEN ABOTION IS NOT GOOD. . .you kill life of an innocent child. As a responsible citizen, we should plan our life and be more careful on what we are doing.
I hope you're right. Abortion services should have been in the bill from the beginning.
NO, they should not have. Public money should not be used to fund something so many Americans are opposed to.
Like invasions of little middle eastern countries? Or are your morals a touch situational?
Fortunately, you do not get to decide for everyone, especially for the women who makes the decision. But if you are a woman your opinion is valid! If not, maybe you should be. They can fix that now, you know! Would you want a woman deciding whether you got a vasectomy or not?
Perhaps castration would have been a better word, Ron!
Well I think it's the entire government, including Bush and the Republicans since the funding started from 2002 onwards. Somebody dropped the ball on this.
And your right about it being both sides. Progressives are in all the parties.
Did you read your own source?
It doesn't have anything to do with the title of your thread.
Even McCarthy wouldn't have bungled it THAT bad.
McCarthy was right Ron... about all of it. Please catch up.
To where you are? If that's up, I'll stay "down".
Catch up to 1950's paranoia number 1?
Everything he said was true.
It is all in the open now. And you can see the fruits of thier labors all around us in America.
Historical and Congressional, KGB, British Secret Services, the FBIs, NSAs and many assorted others records all attest to the fact of McCarthy's words being correct.
It is just a fact. He told us so. And he was right.
Women are citizens of the United States. Abortion is a legal medical procedure. Why people want to prohibit women from their rights as citizens is beyond me.
Barefoot and pregnant?
You can try to pump that leant leftist BS all you want... it won't fly these days.
The records prove the argument and show the facts of history.
Mccarthy was right, and crushed in an attempt to hide the truth. But as always the truth cannot be killed... eventually it comes to back to the fore.
Funny part is... it is just in time to be supported by the actions of those in power who adhere to the very doctrines McCarthy railed against.
Timing is everything.
Besides, you all on the leant left have Moa, Lennin, Marx, Che, Stalin, Hitler, Gen. Nathan Forrest, Engal, etc. as your role models and heroes.
Thank God we have Joseph McCarthy, the greatest politician to walk the 20th century American stage. Just his integrity places him head and shoulders above most.
Ummmmm, you DO know he's dead don't you number 1?
Gone, but not forgotten, Ron.
What's your point?
From Wikipedia for the youngsters who didn't learn in history in the hopes they will learn FROM history -
"McCarthyism is the political action of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term specifically describes activities associated with the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s and characterized by heightened fears of communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents. Originally coined to criticize the anti-communist pursuits of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, "McCarthyism" soon took on a broader meaning, describing the excesses of similar efforts. The term is also now used more generally to describe reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries."
This is TMMason's hero to the degree that he uses a picture of that twisted demagogue as his avatar.
You don't get it do you, Doug.
Between the VENONA files, (KGB decrypts), the FBI files, the files of the OSS and OWI,the State Dept., along with all the Records of Congressional Commitees from the 20s, 30, and 40s, and with the files and records from the NSA, FBI and many others, we know McCarthy was correct.
All the names he had were, "fellow travelers", Soviet Agents and red sypathizers, it is a fact.
History has proven McCarthy correct and we have the records to prove it. All the leant leftist BS and lies have been shown to be just that... BS and LIEs.
You really need to catch up... like Ron.
Give this a read.
M.Stanton Evans is the man.
What is ironic is it actually took a leftist like him to clear McCarthy.
His book is one of the greatest strikes against the progressive left in the last 70 years, and clears the one man who saw you all for what you where and tried to stop you.
You do know that all the names given McCarthy were given him by Martin Dies a Democrat, probrably not doug, huh.
Facts don't matter to you all.
You can keep your Che and Stalin and Moa for your heroes Doug.
I will proudly keep McCarthy for my hero
Yeah, whose names were on that list of his?
Well lets start with these few individuals....
V. Frank Coe
Mary Jane Keeney
Harry dexter White
And many more including...
And of course,
Anne Lee Moss
And the infamous pink Dentist was of course a "fellow traveler".
And the list goes on,... and on,... and on...
McCarthy was right.
So read Black-listed by History, M. Stanton Evans.
He supplies his readers with not only the names and stories surrounding the cases, but the page #s, file #s, and all other source materials you will need to prove to yourself and any others the facts about the murder of Joe McCarthy, and the traitors that covered it all up.
And of course today you can see the friuts of those traitors works.
Obama Administration Approves First Direct Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Through New High-Risk Insurance Pools
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
By Susan Jones, Senior Editor
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react to cheers as they arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, for the signing ceremony for the health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(CNSNews.com) - If you want proof that President Obama's Executive Order on taxpayer-funded abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio).
Boehner and other Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that will cover any abortion that is legal in the state.
"The fact that the high-risk pool insurance program in Pennsylvania will use federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions is unconscionable," Boehner said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Just last month at the White House, I asked President Obama to provide the American people with a progress report on the implementation of his Executive Order, which purports to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions. Unfortunately, the President provided no information, and the American people are still waiting for answers."
President Obama pledged that under his health care plan “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
In a May 13 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Boehner asked if her department has provided guidance to the states on how to implement the president’s Executive Order on abortion funding. Boehner also asked Sebelius if the new federal high-risk pools would exclude abortion coverage.
He says his questions remain unanswered.
"Millions of Americans care deeply about this aspect of the new law and its implementation, and no progress report is complete without detailed information about it,” Boehner wrote to Sebelius.
The conservative Family Research Council says the $160 million in taxpayer funds for Pennsylvania is the first known instance of direct federal funding of abortions through the new high-risk insurance pools.
The abortion funding for pool participants validates the arguments pro-life groups made throughout the health care debate – that taxpayer dollars will fund abortions, said Tom McClusky, senior vice president of the Family Research Council’s political action arm.
Obamacare Covers Abortion in Pennsylvania — and in New Mexico, Too [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Yesterday, we visited the Pennsylvania high-risk health-care insurance program and its abortion funding.
In New Mexico, the new $37 million high-risk pool began enrolling individuals on July 1. They will start receiving benefits in August, including elective-abortion services, according to the state insurance department's website. Once a deductible is paid, 80 percent of the elective abortion is covered.
Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee tells me: "HHS has been hiding most of these high-risk plans, including the plan that HHS will administer directly in 21 states. Of the four state plans we've managed to ferret out, two provided coverage of all essentially all abortions — Pennsylvania and New Mexico. This is part of a pattern, under this administration, of making 'soft' rhetorical statements on abortion policy, but consistently promoting and expanding abortion through low-visibility administrative decisions. The administration's heavy funding of groups pushing a proposed new pro-abortion constitution in Kenya is another example."
(The Kenya campaign can be read about here and here.)
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In a statement to The Corner, House minority leader John Boehner, who has continued to press the administration on the continuing story of Obamacare's abortion lies, says: "In just the past 24 hours, we've learned of two states in which the new federal high-risk insurance programs created under Obamacare and approved by the Obama administration will use federal funds to pay for abortion, despite promises by the White House and Democratic leaders that no such funding would occur under Obamacare. These developments provide stark confirmation that President Obama's executive order last spring was little more than a political ploy to ensure passage of Obamacare by circumventing the will of the American people, who are clearly opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion."
Boehner adds: "President Obama and Secretary Sebelius owe the American people an immediate explanation, as do Speaker Pelosi and the leaders of organizations such as the Catholic Health Association and NETWORK, who claimed the law and executive order would not allow federal funding of abortion, despite warnings by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and others to the contrary."
The Obama administration lied, and members of Congress who claim to be pro-life went along with the sham. There should, indeed, be electoral consequences
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What-ever Ron... Obama-Care covers abortion. Obama is a LIAR.
I think the "1" indicates one thing. You are more interested in shouting really loud than actually convincing anyone of anything.
And where have I shouted. Please... play that leant leftist game with someone else.
Hahaha... just like a liberal. Can't defend the lies they espuse so attack the messenger. It is what has occured throughout this and many other threads on here.
But still... I am here talking calmly... Obama is a liar... Abortion is in the HC bill... and McCarthy was right.
"In New Mexico, the new $37 million high-risk pool began enrolling individuals on July 1. They will start receiving benefits in August, including elective-abortion services, according to the state insurance department's website. Once a deductible is paid, 80 percent of the elective abortion is covered."
80% of the Abortion cost will be paid for... SHHHH... its a secret
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You guys might be onto something there!
Men get emasculated (literally or just figuratively). They get angry. They have no useful outlet for their anger (I'm talking guys too old to play football).
So what are their choices?
A. Start WARS!
B. Take their sexual frustration out on women. Since they have no control over their own sexuality, women shouldn't either!
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