AUL - YOEST APPLAUDS REP. PENCE ON EFFORTS TO STOP TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTION

 

“I want to applaud Congressman Pence for his tireless leadership in the fight to stop Planned Parenthood from misusing taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. The GAO’s stunning revelation that nearly $660 million in taxpayer dollars have recently been appropriated to the nation’s largest abortion provider is cause for alarm. Congress needs to listen to the people, not the abortion lobby, and pass The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act immediately.”   

     - Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life Action

BACKGROUND:

The General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report on June 16, 2010 entitled “Federal Funds: Fiscal Years 2002-2009 Obligations, Disbursements, and Expenditures for Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities.”

In April of 2009, 30 Members requested that the GAO report the amount of federal funding that six organizations received from Fiscal Year 2002 to Fiscal Year 2009.  These organizations were: Advocates for Youth, the Guttmacher Institute, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Population Council, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.