Abortions added to public's tab

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

wallet with moneyA decision by Minnesota's Supreme Court more than two decades ago is responsible for the state's citizens now getting a large bill for abortions.

The Department of Health shows Minnesota is at its fourth-lowest abortion rate ever. But as it levels off, money for abortions continues to flow into Planned Parenthood. Paul Stark with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says despite the decrease in abortions, Planned Parenthood's funding has increased 79% over the course of eight years.

Stark also highlights the diversion of funds to the corporation being due to Planned Parenthood's entrepreneurial-like drive, which accounts for the business claiming 65% of abortions within the state.

"Planned Parenthood has been kind of leading the way and kind of gobbling up the market. And then there's other places closed [and] Planned Parenthood takes over their market share," Stark explains.

In December 1995, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled the public had to foot the bill on some of the abortions – and that is reflected in the latest health department report.

"They show that 44% of the Minnesota abortions last year were publicly funded," Stark tells OneNewsNow, adding that that doesn't include Medicaid-funded abortions which will be reported later this year by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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