10 Reasons Why Taxpayers Should Defund Planned Parenthood

10 Reasons Why Taxpayers Should Defund Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood and the issue of abortion has been at the forefront of America's national discourse and debate for some time. The most notorious abortion decision, Roe v. Wade, was handed down in 1973, and ever since, abortion has remained a heated subject. Then, after undercover videos were released two summers ago allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of fetal body parts, the movement to end abortion and defund Planned Parenthood gained additional momentum.

Now, with a Republican in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress, pro-lifers are even more hopeful that Planned Parenthood, which provides hundreds of thousands of abortions every year, can be defunded.

A few weeks ago, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan vowed that Republican lawmakers will make defunding Planned Parenthood a priority.

Also recently, Joe Carter at The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission provided 10 reasons why Christians (as taxpayers) should support defunding Planned Parenthood and why they should make this a priority.

1. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in America—and the largest recipient of federal funding for family planning.

Planned Parenthood reportedly performs over 323,000 abortions per year. It is also the recipient of the most federal funding for a family planning institution. It receives about $344.5 million in direct federal funds and another $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid every year. This is taxpayer funding going toward an organization that provides thousands of abortions each year.