Planned Parenthood is about to be laid to rest and, finally, the burden of funding an unwanted organization will be lifted from hardworking American and their taxpayer money.
Congress is poised to revert hundreds of millions of dollars that is part of Planned Parenthood’s annual budget by adding the defunding provision in the legislation to repeal Obamacare.
The House committee released a 418-page report detailing the horrific complicity in the sale of body parts from abortions for money by Planned Parenthood.
Simultaneously, several states are preparing legislation to restrict abortions as well.
Kentucky just passed a new law to ban abortions after 20 weeks of conception, when it is believed to be the time where pain is felt by the fetus.
Virginia also plans to introduce a similar bill to Kentucky’s, and Ohio signed a similar bill into law last month.
According to The Washington Times:
“Clarke Forsythe, acting president of Americans United for Life, said Planned Parenthood has never been in more danger of losing its taxpayer-funded status in the nearly half-century that it has performed abortions.
‘I can’t remember any time in the past 44 years, since Roe v. Wade, that Planned Parenthood has been as vulnerable to state and federal funding cuts as now,’ Mr. Forsythe said.
The reconciliation process allows legislation to bypass a Senate filibuster and pass by a simple majority vote.
The fast-track bill could come up for a vote as early as next month.
The case for defunding Planned Parenthood was bolstered last week when the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released its final report.
It recommended that Congress redirect Planned Parenthood’s more than $500 million in annual funding toward women’s health clinics that do not perform abortions.”
The report from the panel that was established 15 months ago also concluded:
“The Panel recommends Planned Parenthood lose all federal funding, including reimbursements for Medicaid services.
Further, grants no longer available to Planned Parenthood should be awarded to healthcare providers that provide comprehensive preventative healthcare for their patients and that do not perform abortions.”
The report also clarified wrongdoings by several of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates.
The most notable item in the final report, however, was the undercover videos that were released proving Planned Parenthood was selling fetal body parts from abortions.
But there was also accusations the organization used the costs associated with the fetal trade and then grossly redirected the costs into expenses for storage and shipping.
Infuriatingly, when the abortion giant was asked to comply with handing over their accounting books to Congress, they refused.
According to The Washington Times:
“The panel relied on financial disclosures from StemExpress, a fetal tissue procurement firm that ended its partnership with Planned Parenthood after the videos surfaced. Those documents showed StemExpress and Planned Parenthood claimed the same expenses associated with the trade for fetal tissue.
‘Accounting documents from a tissue procurement company, StemExpress, and its bank reveal substantial payments to Planned Parenthood clinics,’ the report said. ‘Some expenses associated with fetal tissue donation — like storage and preservation — are allowed under federal regulations, but the Panel’s analysis of these accounting records found that both StemExpress and Planned Parenthood claimed the same expenses.’
The panel made 15 criminal and regulatory referrals in total. It recommended Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast to the Texas attorney general for criminal investigation to determine whether the abortion provider violated federal and Texas state law by selling fetal tissue to the University of Texas.
Four Planned Parenthood clinics that partnered with tissue procurement firm Novogenix, including Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, also were referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation.”
Not only will the federal funding cease, but Planned Parenthood will also have to worry about raising money for legal fees.
But they won’t be able to raise that much money.
At this point, the abortion giant will be fully buried soon – it’s just a means to an end.