The Radiance Foundation has developed information that helps explain why many members of Congress no longer want to provide federal tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.
In this most recent budget period, Congress provided slightly more than $553 million to the largest abortion-provider in this country. Ryan Bomberger had Radiance Foundation personnel examine Planned Parenthood's annual reports for the last five-year period to see how that money is being used.
"... Through those annual reports we find that breast cancer screenings – which they're always exploiting and politicizing – [are] down 51.3 percent in the last five years. They have only decreased every year," he shares. "Pap tests – down 64.7 percent; prenatal care, which hardly even exists at all, is down 44 percent; [and] HPV treatments – down 37 percent."
Since 1995 Planned Parenthood has said abortion only represents three percent of their services. Bomberger contends that's a far cry from reality.
"... If you look at their health services revenue, which is their line item in their annual report that includes all of the revenue from the services they provide, ... over 80 percent of [that] revenue comes from abortion," says the pro-lifer.
Federal law prohibits use of federal tax money for abortion, so Congress has provided increasing amounts of money over the years for "health services," while those services have fallen steadily over the last half decade.
Congress will consider the defunding issue next year. Family Research Council has outlined for its supporters how to encourage their senators to handle the matter.