Family Research Council

America's Abortion Provider: What Everyone Should Know About Planned Parenthood

By Jeanne Monahan

On February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The bill later failed to pass the Senate, by a margin of 42-58. Despite its demise, this legislative act reflected a monumental shift in America's attitude--a shift against the nation's largest abortion provider. Had the bill become law, it would have had a significant impact upon the abortion giant's finances: PPFA receives roughly 46 percent of its budget from federal and state grants and contracts.

Many Americans think of the PPFA as a benign or even benevolent healthcare agency advocating for patient "reproductive rights." This pamphlet will provide factual information about Planned Parenthood, detail its negative impact on women's health, and offer steps that concerned citizens can take to withhold taxpayer funding. Much of the information in this pamphlet is taken directly from Planned Parenthood's annual reports and fact sheets and is cited accordingly.

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